I love family movie night. There's just something about slowing down from a busy week, snuggling up with my family, and pigging out on fun treats. I'm always looking for a good way to maximize this viewing time to further our family's education. Since we are studying ancient civilizations, the documentary Finding Noah was of particular interest to me.
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Setting Up for Finding Noah
Since the documentary guaranteed to offer amazing views, I got out my handy projector and connected it to my laptop for a big screen experience for my family. We projected it on a big sheet and everyone was excited to transform our little living room into a movie theater.
We also had to have snacks to live up to the epic voyage we were about to behold. I don't know if our snacks measured up, but we all enjoyed them!
Next we snuggled up and enjoyed the show.
A group of men from around the country band together for the greatest quest known to man: finding the Ark made by Noah. Risking their lives for a greater cause, these men seek to prove that God has intervened with man in the past, and that fact changes everything.
Mount Ararat is right in the center of the hostilities in the Middle East, so the climb and excavation is no simple feat. The sheer fact that a glacier lives atop this mountain would have proved to be a challenge in itself.
What we saw in this documentary is that in the journey of Finding Noah, is not as much about finding the Ark as it is about seeking the Lord with all of your heart. There is a hunger to seek out truth. My kids now have a picture of what it looks like to seek after something when it's hard, when the environment is difficult, and when you don't really want to anymore. These men are testimonies to perseverance and their story is an inspiring one.
It's only playing in theaters October 8th, and it would be an awesome event for the family. It suggests ages 12+ due to hostilities in the region.
Switching Up Old Traditions
This opportunity is a great way to dust off some of your old family traditions and try something new. By maintaining the atmosphere of family movie night, you will still be able to have the family bonding that is so treasured in traditions. However, switching your movies out with documentaries every now and then can be a great way to enrich the lives of everyone watching. Finding Noah is a great place to start.
For further Ark investigations, check out the Creation Museum's 25 ft. replica of the Ark in Glen Rose, TX. Or go check out the life-size Ark being built in Williamstown, KY by Ken Hamm and crew for people to have a first hand Ark encounter.
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.