Thursday, February 23, 2012

Drive Thru History: Turkish Delight DVD

book cover

Drive Thru History:
Turkish Delight DVD

Released: 2006
Run Time: 90 minutes

Source: Rented from Netflix.

DVD Description from Netflix:
Four wheels turn to four legs when host Dave Stotts trades car for camel to explore Turkey's ancient ruins of Laodicea and Colossae and searches for what historical clues they'll yield. Using the journey to illustrate life in the early Christian church, Stotts also takes viewers to Smyrna and Sardis and explores the showdown between Paul and the Ephesian idol makers.

My Review:
Turkish Delight is a history DVD with some information on the Christian history of the sites. The presenter was rather silly at times, probably to make it more interesting to teens and tweens. He did do a good job of giving an overview of the history of a place, though. Most of the information was illustrated with maps or "cut out" style drawings, but there was also some good video of the ruins (or whatever was visible) of the ancient sites. If you're not familiar with the history of a site and want to know more, this DVD does a good job.

Section One: 33 minutes 46 seconds - Smyrna and Sardis

Section Two: 30 minutes 45 seconds - Hieropolis, Colossae, Laodicea

Section Three: 29 minutes 3 seconds - Ephesus

If you've watched this DVD, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.


Harun Ember said...

Title of the dvd sounds ''sweet''

Genre Reviewer said...

Yes, they named it well. :)