Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Patterns of Evidence Exodus Review Dove Faith Friendly

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What's true for you may not be true for me. If it feels good, do it. It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you believe something. Tolerance. The nonsense goes on and on. If you listen to it too long, it might make sense to you. If it makes sense to you, then you lose the sense of everything. Jesus Christ said himself that He is the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father except through him. (John 14:6) There's one way to God, only one way.

In this age of moral relativism, some Christians believe only certain parts of the Bible. Paul said, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16) If we start picking and choosing what we want to believe, that brings the whole Bible into question.

When Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney started questioning the historical validity of the Exodus, he found himself questioning his Christian beliefs. This lead to an intense, twelve year research project to investigate whether there was in fact any archaeological evidence to support the biblical, historical account. This film is the result of that quest for truth.

~ My Thoughts ~ 
  • I came to this documentary with with a strong faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible to be completely true.
  • Mr. Mahoney took a very scientific, practical, hands on approach to the project.
  • To the best of his ability, I think he kept his mind open during his research.
  • He examined the the biblical account in detail.
  • He spoke to experts around the world, archaeologists, historians, Jewish leaders, and theologians. 
  • He examined, with the help of a Jewish rabbi, the original Hebrew text.
  • The photography and cinematography were outstanding.
  • I intend to watch it again with my teenagers.
  • A remarkable case for the proper timing of the events was made.
  • I found this to be a fascinating documentary. I give it five stars.
~ About Patterns of Evidence Exodus ~  

For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world's most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible.  In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible's account.  This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world.  The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, "Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?"  He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach.   After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.   This scientific documentary's goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.  

The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. 

Take a look for yourself.


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~ Odds & Ends ~ 

Releases on DVD August 4, 2015 
Run Time:  119 minutes
Special Features:
      Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
      Behind the Music
      From Film to Book
      Additional Books and Resources
      Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
Genre:  Documentary 
Rating:  NR 



Official Website to Purchase

Blog featuring interviews with director Tim Mahoney and an article by Anne Graham Lotz:

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  1. Oh boy, you have hit on something with this topic. I just wanted to add my 2 cents, I don't want to throw myself into the mix (but I am going too), but, the majority of Christians have stuck their heads in the sand for far too long. Great post, Laura....thank you. (and as always, if you feel my comment is out of hand, just delete it, I never mean to harm.smiles)

  2. Hi Linda,
    No, I don't think it's out of line at all. There was never a time when we need to be firm in our faith and pray for our country like now.
    May God bless you and keep you in his hedge of protection in Jesus' Name.

  3. I like to make a nice dinner and dessert and then watch movies together after the kids go to sleep.

  4. This sounds like a great movie...thanks for the chance to win! As far as date nights, we love to stay home and just relax or sometimes go out for dinner. :) We live pretty simple around here. :) Just being together is what is most important! Have a blessed day, sweet friend.

  5. too many itching ears these days
    we need to stick with the sound doctrine.

  6. Laura, this really sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. This looks really interesting! My DH and I are both big history buffs. It reminds me of "The Star of Bethlehem" DVD we own.

  8. We like to go to the local movie theater on date nights.

  9. I love our movie date nights!! With my gorgeous husband cuddling and snuggling with me... He always plays with my hair, kisses me.. he's actually a really romantic man <3

  10. Pinned!!

  11. I like to eat dinner at a nice restaurant.

  12. Me too Lily! Thanks for talking back!


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