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Explore the History of Earth Beginnings with the Is Genesis History Documentary?

Leah Courtney
When the film Is Genesis History came to select theaters I had hoped to see it but wasn't able to. I was very excited, then, when I had the opportunity to review it from Compass Classroom. I received the DVD version of the documentary for review.

Review of Is Genesis History?

About Is Genesis History, the DVD

Is Genesis History is a little over an hour and half long documentary. It's hosted by Dr. Del Tackett, the creator of The Truth Project. Throughout the documentary, he talks with over a dozen scientists and other learned people to consider whether the book of Genesis is actual history or just an epic poem as some say.

Dr. Tackett travels to mountains, seas, and canyons as he considers how the history of the world and scientific discovery lines up with the book of Genesis. The scholars talk about how canyons are formed, dinosaurs, a worldwide flood, the Ice Age. A Hebrew language expert explains how the language of the book of Genesis is nothing like poetry but is an account of actual history.

Although the film is a documentary, the fact that Dr. Tackett talks with so many people on location keeps it from being a dry, dusty overload of information. Each scholar and scientist brings a different perspective and illustrates from the location or using drawings and animations what is being discussed.

Why Watch This Documentary

I had looked forward to watching Is Genesis History, and I wasn't disappointed. The discussions that Dr. Tackett has with the various scholars and scientists throughout the documentary are interesting and thought-provoking. If you've ever wondered about the historical authenticity of Genesis or if you've desired to defend the fact that Genesis is actual history and wanted empirical, scientific evidence to do so, this documentary is for you.

Although the information in the film is definitely presented from a Christian worldview, the scholars in it go way beyond. "It's true because the Bible says so." They consider information from a scientific viewpoint and discuss scientific observations and evidence that affirms that Genesis is indeed a historical account.

As a homeschool mom, I'm looking forward to using the DVD as part of our science curriculum in the coming year. The film makes an awesome supplement when you're learning about earth's beginnings. And it will help equip kids to be able to defend a Christian worldview of the history of the world using scientific and other verified information.

Review of Is Genesis History?

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


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