We were introduced to this series of DVDs in the mid 1990's at church and began buying them for our family. At first we used them for homeschooling Bible studies but we continued watching them over and over. Back then they were VHS and lately we've had problems with them wearing out and getting stuck in the VCR so we just ordered the first five again, this time on DVD. That's how good they are. We have all 12 and the study guides that go along with them and just continue to watch them in order from start to finish and never tire of them. Ray Vander Laan is an incredible, humble, insightful teacher and teaches from his heart as well as his mind. The scripture becomes much more real as he explains different cultures, customs and meanings of the Bible. Even though we have watched them many times it seems we still learn something new each time that we didn't pick up on before. Can't recommend these highly enough. Every time we get a catalog from CBD I open it first to these DVDs to check and see if #13 has arrived yet. We will continue to purchase them. It's the best Bible teaching my husband and I have ever received and we've been in church all our lives.
Ray Vanderlan teaches in a way that is true to biblical text and content. His approach is from the perspective of Christianity's Hebraic roots, something that has been lost for far too long! This will open your eyes to accurate and very informative biblical teaching!
This is part of a rather extensive video series of the Holy Land. It gives a lot of background for the events of Biblical times and allows you to see the places where it all took place. It is a wonderful complement to a study of scripture. Our church is using the series for Sunday School and I bought this individual video for my dad for Father's Day. I highly recommend it.
I have used this CD along with another one for our small group on Wedesday nights. Every one was thrilled with what they saw and what they had learned. No matter how long you have studied the Word of God, Ray Vander Lann always has something to stir your soul and to make you want to study more. His insights are always so enlightening..