The following are two recent student testimonials about the personal impact that the 45 Minute Bible video has on people’s lives. The testimonials come from one of the classes I teach in a secular higher educational setting. I typically offer this video on an extra credit basis, with the assurance that full credit will be awarded regardless of whether the critique is positive or negative. The critiques are almost all very positive–here are two student’s testimonials as an example. By the way, The 45 Minute Bible is indeed only 45 minutes long and, at $10.00 apiece, they make excellent gifts (see the SHOP tab on the top menu bar and the dozens of comments under the 45 Minute Bible DVD product).
After watching the video, I was very interested to see how many people there are who do not know very many facts about the Bible. After beginning this course, I realized how much there is to know about the Bible and how little I actually knew. I had never read the Bible before or been to church and I felt completely clueless. After watching the interviews with some of the young adults, it made me feel a little bit better about not being informed. Although my family is not religious, that does not mean that I cannot be. This has sparked a big interest for me to learn more about my culture and religion.
Each week, I learn more and more from the (assignments); this week I learned a lot from this video.
- I learned that there are laws forbidding people in Israel to eat certain foods. I would never have believed that someone could make a law forbidding a person to eat a specific food. Pork is not allowed to be eaten in any shape or form if you live in Israel.
- Another interesting thing I learned was that the Bible was originally written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The Bible has been translated from these languages to all major languages of the world and even some languages of smaller groups of people. Due to the Bible being translated, this means that there are versions of the Bible that depart in significant ways from the original words and thoughts of the original Bible.
- The last thing I learned was that Jesus chose Twelve Disciples to groom for leadership in the future. I was interested to learn that Jesus was spending so much energy and time finding men and women to teach how to become leaders.
After watching the video, I was very impressed with the filming and approaches used in the film. Sometimes it is difficult for me to read the text or even the power points and understand exactly what they are talking about. The video was very easy to understand but also very informative. I appreciate during certain times in the video when they would include text on the screen as notes that I could copy down in my notebook. Before beginning the assignment, I felt that a 45 minute video would be boring, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was interested in the video from beginning to end and excited to feel that I was actually obtaining the information. I would not change a single thing about the video.
After watching the 45 minute Bible, I learned a lot of new things about the Bible. I must admit I was skeptical about this video because I don’t believe in the Bible, but now I realize the Bible was written to help guide people’s religious faith. I learned that some people are misinformed about the Bible due to issues we face today compared to issues during the Bible era.
- According to the video, there were approximately 40 total authors of the Bible, and the Bible might have been written between 1400 BC and 100 AD depending on different views.
- I also learned there are different canon of scriptures in the Bible. The protestant Bible have 66 books which includes 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books; Roman Catholic have 73 books including the protestant’s 66 books and 7 Apocrypha. The material of the Bible was originally written in the languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The Bible was later translated to Latin and to other languages through the years.
- According to the video, there was a 400 year gap between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The age was called the 400 years of silence but there was nothing silent about that centuries. The era was called the Axis age which was a change in the life of Israelites. The Persian government allowed some Jews to return to their devastated lands.
My critique on the video is it was well edited, and the graphics was not overwhelming. I enjoyed every aspect of it, and it was made in a chronological order. The content of the video was easy to understand. Overall it was an excellently made video, I give it 100 out of a 100.
A shoutout to my nephew, Ben Blesse and his team, who did the videography and graphics for this video that is much needed in our troubled and biblically-uniformed times. Michael Bogart, EdD
I think this video is great if you want to get a quick understanding of what the Bible is about. There is a lot of information in the Bible itself, but this video gives a quick overview. I like how the video gives a cultural and historical information that makes the video more understanding and interesting to me.
I love everything about Jesus & I just want to know everything there is to know about the bible. This video was an amazing teacher. I learned so many things I had no idea about. the way the slides were put together and organized had a huge impact. Very clear and definitely not boring.
I love everything about Jesus & I just want to know everything there is to know about the bible. This video was an amazing teacher. I learned so many things I had no Idea about. the way the slides were put together and organized had a huge impact. Very clear and defiantly not boring. Thank you for helping me further understand
this video explained in detail about the Bible and it was very enjoyable and very easy to understand the bible that was broken down for anyone to easily get. Mr. Borgart did a great job at explaining it.
Mr. Bogart did a great job analyzing the bible into a 45min video. The bible is not an easy book to breakdown in such little time, it holds lots of information and some concepts are hard to understand. This video was able to give specific information and break it down making it easy to follow along. This documentary is perfect for someone like me who has not read the bible but is religious and would like to better understand the bible and its concepts. The video was never dull or too fast pace for the viewer, smooth transitions into different topics. Great Job!
A good forty five minute video breaking down the Bible in an understandable way. Easy to follow along with the slides in the video and is very organized with great transitions!
A very professional and informative video. It is a great video for someone who has little to no knowledge and wants to learn more about the bible. Information was easily retainable whether it was spoken or written in the video. Overall, it is a fascinating video that gives a great basis of the bible.
This video is very educational and packed with key facts pertaining in the Bible. Mr. Bogart goes over the views of different religions to give different point of views. This video gives important information on the bible while breaking it down and simplifying it for the viewer. I would highly recommend this video for anyone looking to get a brief overview of the bible with factual information.
The films beginning was great and did a great job of establishing questions that many people did not even know they had. It gives a great insight into what the film will be about and uses real life people to help convey the point. This film is excellent if you are a college student wanting to take notes about the bible, it is an accurate simplified version of the entire bible. I would not recommend to someone for a fun watch though. The animations and most of the video are very repeated and gradually become more and more boring, but allow for people to take notes without having to hurry.
The video above “Bible in 45 minute – 2016 Edition” did a great job introducing major concepts of the development of the Bible and the contribution that individuals took in applying the Bible into their every day life. The Levis for example maintained order in Israel in order to assure that the Bible was to be a way of living and that was fairly knew to me. The video above also does not claimant bias opinions regarding the people through Christian or Islamic faiths which makes it a video that is for knowledge of the Bible rather than a Point of View of the Bible through a particular religious individuals.
The video did a great job in explaining the big picture of the Bible as well as going a little more into depth. This video is very well on the content and explains all the books in both the New Testament as well as the Old Testament. From this video I realized that the video allows the viewer to identify with different sections of the Bible that may inspire the viewer to want to know more. Some things that I didn’t know that I learned and was shocked to hear was that women had to cover their heads to be in a way protected. I also liked I was able to write things down because they would be displayed in the screen and that was better for me to understand and to later look back at. The editing was very good and the speaker’s speed as well. I think what could have been different is the student interviews could have been sitting down behind a desk and possibly a green screen behind them, so that way it could have flown better with the other parts of the video. Overall, great video and very informative.
This video is full of great insight. This videos is very well narrated and full of facts that further expanded my knowledge of the Bible. The segment of the Bible are well put together in a linear format bringing a simplistic approach to understanding the events of the Bible.
This video was a great overview of the Bible, I am a religious person but I have not read the bible. This video was very clear and gave interesting facts about the bible that made me more interested in reading it. The information is displayed in visuals and the speaker does a great job of indicating that this is just an overview and that you can learn so much from it.
I think this video is a great, quick, beginner lesson of the overall bible. I like how in the beginning the students were asked questions based on their knowledge then the questions were explained in the video. I also like the graphics that went along with the topic and also how some of the supporting ideas were listed and everything was labeled as you go to keep the viewer following what is going on and also how everything coincides with each other. The speaker was very clear and concise in explaining and helping to understand the events leading up to the bible and how everything tied together. This was a good video for someone simply trying to get their foot in the door of church or understanding the Christian religion.
Mr. Bogart you’re video presentation and dissemination of information is clear and explained throughly through out the entire video. I appreciate the simplicity of the of your explanation of all topics throughout this video. Moreover, you acknowledged a tribulation of your video explanation of the Bible that dismissed different outside Bible information that may have been helpful in answering questions students would potentially have about the Bible, Christian religion,etc. Overall, I would say that your video was easy to follow and widely educational.
I was actually impressed with how much information was given throughout this video. The points given were very understandable and the texts were making it easier to understand what was going on. This video was very helpful on the understanding of the Bible.
Mr. Bogart I really enjoyed your video and how you presented your information. It was very easy to follow and learn information I have never learned before. I enjoyed all the fats about the Bible that you added and how easy it was to follow you through out the video with all the information that you were teaching. I would defiantly recommend this Video for other People to watch and Enjoy!
I really enjoyed the beginning of the video. It helped me understand what people think. He did a great job trying to break down the part of the Bible in ways we can understand.
This video was very informative and did good at getting the points across about the Bible’s history. It’s not too short and not too long so it’s easy to watch. I learned a lot of facts that I wouldn’t of known before. I would definitely recommend this video to anyone trying to learn about the Bible.
The length of the video is what got my interest. Now days we want things compressed in a short informative manner. This way each section of the bible was broken down and made to understand easily. I would recommend this to any first time bible readers, like myself!
To be honest I think Mr. Bogart did a great job organizing this video, I was able to understand everything in this short video. It provided so much information. I enjoy how Mr. Bogart was able to separate different pieces of the slides and he was able to explain it very clearly. I learned so much from the Bible, things I did know about.
This video is a great video to learn about the bible. It’s short but still very informative. Because there are also notes in the video with the voice over it makes it easier to retain the information. I highly recommend this video for any one who is interested in learning about the origin of the bible and what everything in the bible means.
This video did a great job explaining the big picture of the Bible as well as a little more depth into it for, at least me, because I discovered things I never knew about the Bible in this video. This video really helps you understand certain things that you may or may not have known already. I recommend this video because of its great intell in the Bible, the knowledge and much more. Overall, it’s a great video with great information.
The video is very educational and informative in ways that it is easy for anyone to understand. I really liked how professionally the video was made throughout the film I found myself very intrigued on what the bible was about and how it became to what it is today. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone who would love to know more about the bible, or get a better understanding of it!
I really enjoyed this video and liked the facts that it was up to date while still educating us on the Bible itself, as well as providing points that many people do not go by the Bible, but still believe in it.
For such an extensive piece of work the Bible is so much was covered within the 45 minutes. I really liked how it contained interviews from other peers concerning the Bible. It was really informative. I had som knowledge but this video explained more and connected certain events I had already known about. Good job!
After viewing “The 45 Minute Bible” video, I can say that it is both very informative and easy to understand the information it is portraying. The video brings many facts and stories of the Bible and condenses them into short sections according to the books or parts of the Bible they reside in. Overall, it is a very good video and I would recommend it when someone is trying to understand parts of the Bible
My honest view after listening to “The 45 Minute Bible” video was great. I felt so much more informed about the Bible and God than I did before. This video explained the Bible in the best way possible. This is a great video for many of us who have not read the bible or even finished it can listen to. Overall, the Bible in my opinion is a book that is understood and that can be lived upon by us every day until we leave this earth. We should always love and honor God for all he has done for us in the past, present, and future. The only perfect human is God, he listens and hears us when we need him the most. I recommend that if anyone is ever feeling down and just needs to vent and talk to God they should. Ask for him to hear you and ask for him to forgive you for all your sins/mistakes in life. He will guide all his children to him and will forgive you, he loves you!!!
After watching this video i felt a sense to dig deeper into this and learn more. I was not raised in a faith filled household. I learned more about the bible from this video than i have ever before. The information was for sure user friendly and was easy for me to underssstand and retain.
I thought that overall the video was very well constructed and easy to follow along. The beginning part of asking a few people what they knew about the Bible was very effective because it shows that although the Bible is so popular and plays a crucial part in many people’s lives, a lot of people know very little about the book. Another thing that I liked at the beginning of your video you explained that the intentions of the video were to explain the main ideas and overview of the Bible, this was around the 7:00-7:50 timeslot. These two elements were great ways to set the stage for your video. I enjoyed the backgrounds and visuals of your video along with the words in some parts so that a viewer could better understand what was being communicated. Throughout the video, you have a strong presenting voice, but you talked a bit slower than I would have liked. This is likely a subjective opinion as I am constantly surrounded by people who speak quickly but I believe that it applies.
I really enjoyed this video. It gave me a better insight into what and how the bible came to be. There are so many moving parts to the bible and so many iterations of books that I got confused myself. The video is super clear and high quality which I enjoyed and the loud, smooth, presenting voice is also very good too. It is a great video that taught me more about the depths of the bible and what is really in there. The different books, the time period of it, and all of this was put together in a very clear way for me to follow and understand. I have to say the opening was a great touch because it shows different real life view points on what others think of the bible and how relevant it is today. Overall great informational video about the bible. Clear and concise.
Videos are well thought out, produced very well, and provide good information. Great for teaching and for general information. I would definitely recommend. Gives you information about Christianity and Judaism which is very helpful.
I enjoyed the video. I’m not really religious, but the video made understanding the Bible very easy. It was easy to follow, and I would definitely recommend it for people trying to understand The Bible.
I think this is a great short video explaining how the Bible functions as well as what all falls behind it. The video was informational and gives detailed insight into what the Bible talks about. I would recommend this video to anybody who questions the Bible and what lies behind it. It is perfect for someone who is young or in college and never got the full understanding of why things are the way they are.
This video made me understand more of the Bible in a short period of time than having learn on my own, it brought out many emphasis of what is important, I would definitely show this to my children and anyone who is wanting to get into the Bible and for religious reason as it was well put together and well organized! Thank you for this!
The video is a great crash course on the Bible, and has plenty of information despite the video only being a 45 minutes. Bogart runs through all the different sections on the Bible and their purpose. You’ll definitely learn a lot from this video. I know I did! It’s well organized and easy to follow along, because of the small text boxes in the video.
In this video Mr Bogart goes over the Bible, Old and New Testament. I found this video extremely educational and would recommend it to all ages. This is perfect for a person who is looking to learn about the Lord. The video is explained in sections and super detailed especially for being in 45 minutes. I can say I definitely have a better insight and appreciation for the Bible and it’s history.
This video is exactly what you need if you have never read the Bible but would like to start. He covered the main points about the Bible and made it interesting, Im a visual learner and I seem to retain more information that way so I absolutely loved the bulletin point animations that he used as he told the story. Although the video is short it is very detailed and by the end of it you will understand the Bible enough to be comfortable enough to talk about it if the occasion presented itself.