Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Oh, I have. It’s why I love historical fiction–you get to experience lands and events and people from places and times you could never ever experience!
So, because I’m just back from vacation, still haven’t made it through my inbox and am trying to catch up on 3 days of hoomschool, here are my…
Top Ten Places/Times/Events I’d Need a DeLorean To Experience:
1. Anything during colonial times. Can you imagine moving to an unknown land?! And then deciding to make your own country?!
2. Lazarus’ resurrection. Oh, baby. This has always been one of my favorite Bible stories (maybe thanks to Carman?). I love thinking about the relationship between Lazarus, his sisters and Jesus. Then, Jesus’ reaction–not going to Bethany right away, then weeping when He saw Mary and Martha and of course, that prayer in verse 41 and 42? BOOM!
3. Jacob, Leah and Rachel’s wedding. OK, seriously. How crazy soap-opera is this story? He loves one woman, is tricked into marrying her sister and then marries the first girl, too? So, weird and creepy and heart-breaking. How did that all go down? (See Genesis 29)
4. Jesus and the disciples. As many cool things as happened while Jesus on earth, I’m still mostly intrigued with how in the world the disciples and Jesus interacted. Were they like puppies following him around? Would my 2000 years later, grew-up-with-the-Bible mind laugh at their naiveté regarding Jesus’ mission? Or were they just a big band of friends and brothers?
5. A real Southern plantation. You know how I’m kinda obsessed with the Civil War. I wonder what it was actually like to be in that very strange culture of slaves and aristocrats? And then the abrupt end of it? And the awakening of realizing slavery was evil? I’m just so intrigued by that time period.
6. The Hiding Place. I’d love to know what it was like for Corrie Ten Boom as she and her family helped Jews during World War II and then was actually sent to a prison camp herself.
7. Noah’s ark. This seems like an obvious choice. But wouldn’t you like to know how all those animals were on the boat? I mean, seriously? How did that happen?!
8. 1982. That’s the year I was five. Wouldn’t you like to see yourself the same age as your own kids?
9. Westward Expansion. Or whatever it is called when families packed up their covered wagons and set off for parts unknown. You can thank Laura Ingalls for this stop on our time travel trip.
10. It’s a toss-up between any of the disciples after-Jesus’ stories. I want to know how life was after Jesus ascended. The beginnings of the church, their everyday life and how transformed they were!
As you can see, there are lots of Biblical events that I’d like to see. I’m just so intrigued by exactly what happened. I mean what were these people really like? Were they really as real as me?! Sometimes the Bible seems so different that it’s hard to imagine these people being as plain and boring as me!
This is why I love listening to the Imagination Station episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. You know I’m a super-fan of Adventures in Odyssey but I super love any of the episodes that go back in time via the Imagination Station. I’ve traveled to Jesus’ birth, the Passover, God speaking to Samuel, Jesus death and more via Adventures in Odyssey. And each time, I love the Scriptures more. Each time I want to go back and read the Bible!
The Bible Eyewitness Collector’s Set and Bible Eyewitnesses: Hall of Faith from Adventures in Odyssey has 12 CDs worth of episodes where and your kids can travel back in time to meet Esther, Elijah, Joseph and more. If your kids think the Bible is boring or you want to get them really engaged in a certain story, these radio dramas are a must have!
How ’bout you? In which century would you like to live? Which historical figure would you like to meet? Which Biblical event would you like to experience?
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