Ascension Press held a sale over the summer and I picked up a couple of items. One of these was a copy of EPIC, Steve Weidenkopf's brand new, 20-episode video presentation of Church history, beginning (as one would expect) with the early Church as described in Acts and ending with the election of Pope Benedict XVI.
I've spent about 20 hours over the last few days watching every minute of this video and all I can say is that it is fantastic!
I have read my way through a couple of one volume Church histories and, while I got a fair amount out of each, I also had to put in a fair amount of effort. EPIC's video approach, however, seems to offer just about as much information while requiring far less in the way of work.
The complete EPIC package includes, in addition to the 10 DVDs, a 220 page workbook, a foldout timeline chart and a bookmark that lists EPICs 12 time periods of Church history.
While I have yet to run this past the staff at Holy Cross, I suspect that EPIC will soon become a part of of our ongoing adult faith formation efforts.