Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis (DVD Series)

Reviewed by Jonathan Lewis

The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) has released a tremendous new DVD series entitled Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis. The twelve episodes are filled not only with solid information about science and the Bible, but also high-quality graphics and beautiful footage of God’s amazing creation. This is a high-quality resource you and your family will enjoy.

The set contains twelve DVDs, each featuring a twenty-two-minute episode. In turn, each episode focuses on a different topic, such as:

  • What is life?
  • What is man?
  • How old is earth?
  • The rise of civilization
  • The uniqueness of Earth

Along with the DVD set, you’ll also receive a full-color, 107-page Viewer Guide. This little book features key points from the episodes, plus quotes, ideas to think about, recommended resources, and more. Available for separate purchase is a Student Guide. This resource contains activities, quizzes, and more, all designed to enhance the learning experience for your students.

What impressed me the most about this series was the high level of quality. This isn’t a dry video series featuring dusty scientists droning on in front of a camera. Created for a modern audience, this is a resource that’s sure to engage viewers with the material. I’ve seen my share of third-rate Christian videos over the years, and let me assure you: this resource rises to a standard you and your family will appreciate.

The presentation is upbeat, but it doesn’t get so fast-paced that it loses all potential for depth. This healthy balance, combined with the overall quality, makes it a great resource for a broad range of age levels. As an adult, I found myself interested and engaged in the episodes, and I can easily envision junior Hhigh students would be well able to follow along as well. Because of this, Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis is a great resource for families, churches, or homeschool groups.

If you’re looking for a way to teach your kids about the origin of the universe and life from a biblical perspective, I highly recommend Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis. I’m confident you won’t be disappointed. 

This review was originally published in the January/February 2015 issue of Home School Enrichment Magazine. Information and availability subject to change without notice.