Summary & Rating 1. Well, I was wondering how I would handle having a negative review. I was hoping to have only products that would be good to pass on. However, this particular product has what I consider… fatal flaws. I would not recommend this product. This map appears to promote a particular worldview and single religion ignoring known histories and facts that conflict with other religions and cultures.
I will say that the timeline is very interesting. I love the circular design and the inclusion of an incredible amount of information. I was very excited when we first received this to review.
However, this review quickly became an exercise in learning to research, research, research before passing something onto my children. I am not a scholar, and although I did graduate with a college degree, it is in English, not theology or history.
In general, as I choose curriculum and resource items for my children that are in different disciplines than my degree, I will put a lot of effort into making a choice. I will go to places like the TOS Crew and other web sources…often to my mother who was a school administrator for years. As I am a Christian, I do evaluate my materials from a Christian worldview. While I do discuss other religions and cultures with my children I do not use resource materials that teach a differing worldview without that view being clearly stated. For example, this timeline.
I was lucky that one of the TOS crewmembers caught the fact that this timeline included Mormon references. Soon after, many of the TOS crewmembers did a bunch of research of their own. Not only does it include Mormon references but it appears that the parent company is trying to “foist” these references on people unawares.
The Amazing Bible Timeline offers a 60 day money back guarantee. You can purchase one timeline for $29.97 or two timelines for $49.97 plus shipping.
Bible Charts and Maps, LLC provided this timeline for my review.