For those of you who have been following my blogging journey for a while now you know that there are two subjects I’m pretty passionate about, history and the Bible. So when the opportunity for this review came up I quickly jumped on it. It combines these two of my favorite things.
I absolutely love when things come together to prove the Bible is real and can be counted on as a historical document of real facts and the real history of the Jewish people. I mean if it wasn’t true then what are we basing our beliefs on?
So before I get into the review I want to share some information about the DVD and the filmmaker behind it.
- Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
- Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
- It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
- The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.
About the author/filmmaker/producer
Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.
Oh how I enjoyed this documentary. If you love history and the Bible and seeing how it all fits together you will enjoy this film. The filmmaker captures your attention from the beginning. The intrigue and the mystery and the findings…. oh my.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this. I was halfway through the first hour of the DVD when my hubby came home from work and we started it over. I mean it was so good I could definitely watch it again.
I enjoyed the fact that he used secular interviews as well as those who believe the Bible is true. It is funny to me how the secular interviews keep saying how it couldn’t possibly be proof of the Exodus but yet it lines up perfectly with what the Bible says. It’s awesome. I really don’t know how to describe it.
He went about this film in a very scientific way, looking for the pattern of this historical event. Yet the non-believers didn’t want to admit what they had found. I don’t want to spoil it for you so I don’t want to say much about what they had found but I do want to say from a teaching perspective the documentation they found is just phenomenal.
From a mom who teaches homeschool students I say this would be an awesome film to show your students. Or if you teach history in a co-op or Christian school you should definitely check in to this. This would be a big asset for anyone teaching ancient history. I believe this is something that could be utilized in the education of our children.
This made me love history even more. Seriously you should totally pick up a copy of this DVD.
You can purchase a copy by going to the Patterns of Evidence store. AND for my readers I have a special coupon code for you to use and get $3 off of your purchase.
Use code: MK1
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. The link above is not an affiliate link and I will not be compensated if you purchase via this link.