A Spiritual Tour of the U.S. Capitol
Hosted by WallBuilders founder David Barton, this private tour of America's Capitol reveals the spiritual significance of the structure's statues and artwork. Along with several historical reenactments, this 120-minute presentation offers an exclusive look at some of the most notable events in American history. A companion book, Our Spiritual Heritage, provides information to enrich self-guided tours of the outstanding national treasure.
A Spiritual Tour of the U.S. Capitol can be purchased individually or as part of The American Heritage Collection, an eye-opening seven DVD set that explores our godly heritage and the Bible's profound influence on life and culture over the past four centuries. This inspiring collection also discusses the principles for a successful government and how Christians can act upon their convictions to impact our nation today.
Runtime: 120 min.
This DVD, as with others in the series, is well worth watching. Its historical lessons are taught in the United States Capitol building as host and narrator David Barton shares the Christian faith of many of the figures he mentions. The images are grand as paintings and statues are featured of various signers of the Declaration of Independence. And these include names many will recognize.
In the beginning of the DVD a John Quincy Adams' quote is used: "The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of...government...on the precepts of Christianity." Barton states the spiritual heritage of the building is little known among many people.
We learn about the Rotunda and the subsequent dome and its history. We learn of Pocahontas and her conversion to Christianity and Barton shows a painting of her baptism. He also mentions the power of local government and gives us a few details about the King James Bible, printed in 1611. Famous names and biographies are taught, including those of John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration and who was responsible for the first American Family Bible. We also learn of our first Chief Justice, and a signer of the Declaration, Thomas McKean. The La Amistad case of 1841 is featured as well.
This is an incredible DVD of historical significance, teachings, and image details. The visuals are terrific. We highly recommend it for all ages.
Violence: Artist's rendition of soldiers with guns; a famous historical character shows up at a duel but refuses to fight and he is shot; bloody bandage is seen and a Christian man dies from wound though this is not gratuitous at all.
Drugs: A few scenes of wine being consumed.
Other: In inspiring statements we learn the thread of Christianity has been woven throughout our nation's history for many years.