Navigating History: Egypt (DVD + Full color photo book)
A Journey Through the Mysteries of Islam, The Early Church, and the World’s Oldest Civilization
Includes the 220 full-color Workbook Navigating the Worldviews of Egypt
Ancient History Meets Modern Adventure in Navigating History!
This three-DVD set includes six half-hour episodes with behind-the-scenes commentary, 25 video blogs, the original soundtrack by Benjamin Botkin, and much more.
Follow David Noor, Steven Bowman, Chris Harper, and Isaac Botkin as they explore Egypt’s history, from mythology about the Pharaohs to the Byzantine Empire to modern-day Islam. From on horseback to inside rusty taxicabs, travel with them across Egypt’s ancient deserts and through Cairo’s winding alleys as they provide a “hands on” approach to the subject matter, giving as much of the unfiltered perspective of global travel as possible.
Where Islam dominates a culture
Crawl the inner passageways of a pyramid, and test a new theory of pyramid construction. Learn how Islam swept the Middle East, and see what it looks like when it dominates a culture. Walk where Mark and Peter preached, and meet members of today’s persecuted Church. Visit ancient temples, and find out why God commanded the Israelites never to return to Egypt. Experience the perspective of global travel, and uncover clues to the Bible’s chronology along the way.
Ancient Egypt, the mysterious land of mummies, Pharaohs, jackal-headed gods, pyramids, and God’s mighty wonders, clearly illustrates the lessons that most effectively teach students that culture is never neutral.
As the oldest nation on earth, its culture has captured the imagination of the world for more than 4000 years, but Navigating History: Egypt will show you the Egypt you have never seen before. Discover the people and worldviews behind the mummy wrappings and hieroglyphs. Understand not only what Egypt was, but why it was, and what it has become. Master the ideas that ruled its society, religion, and government, and still haunt ours today.
Dr. George Grant, author of more than 60 books and chancellor of New College Franklin, has called these materials:
“An enormously helpful introduction to the 4200-year history of one of the world’s most intriguing and enduring civilizations… they provide a profound understanding of Egypt’s past that very well may be the key to reshaping its future – and ours.”
About the Director
Isaac Botkin is the son of Geoffrey & Victoria Botkin. Since age 11, Isaac has been working in video production. In 2005 he authored the book Outside Hollywood and began a popular blog on filmmaking. His passion is bringing aesthetic excellence, creativity, leadership, and historical knowledge to the war of ideas. Since his early experiences in cultural warfare, he has seen how much ideas influence culture and how history shapes worldviews. Contributors include David Noor, Anna Sofia Botkin, Elizabeth Botkin and more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Egypt?
- The Importance of History
- The Importance of Culture
- Importance of Egypt
- The Truth Behind the Pyramids
- Consequences of Evolutionary Thinking
- The Technology Behind the Pyramids
- Egyptian Concept of Government
- The Egyptian Culture of Death
- The Philosophy of Progress
Chapter 3: Islam
- Why We Need to Understand Islam
- Where Islam Came From
- Biblical Law vs. Man-Made Law
- Biblical Dominion vs. Domination
- Islam and Innovation
- Women in Islam
- Islamic Jihad vs. The Great Commission
Chapter 4: Christianity
- The Bible vs. The Qu’ran
- The Gospel and Greek Thinking
- Testing and Compromise
- What Long-Term Judgment Can Look Like
- Do Not Go Down to Egypt for Help
Chapter 5: Karnak
- Theology of Adventure
- The Magic of Egypt
- Language of Ancient Egypt
- Art of Ancient Egypt
- Biblical vs. Egyptian Chronology
- The House that Pharaoh Built
Chapter 6: Conclusions
- How to Study Culture
- The Spoils of Egypt
- Archaeology and the Bible
- How History Teaches us to Hope
Epilogue: The Riots