Sunday, 2 December 2012

Review: Chase a dvd-based Bible Study

Chasing after the heart of God a dvd- based Bible Study

Published by Thomas Nelson
    Publisher:Thomas Nelson; Pap/DVD edition (November 6, 2012)

  Book Description:

What are you chasing?
We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.
A man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us.

The lessons in this study are simple yet deep and very interactive, offering Bible study, stories, and projects to dig into Scripture and deeply engage the mind and heart. God has carved out a space in each of us that only He can fill. So whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David’s journey will challenge your view of God.
God is invisible, and yet He is the only thing we can chase that won’t leave us feeling more empty.

Study Kit includes:

Study. The study guide uses projects, stories, and Bible study to engage the mind and heart. There are seven weeks of Bible study and an introductory session for your group.

See: Eight short but deep videos provide a starting place for meeting God and for transparent conversations. Each video is 8-12 minutes long.

Ask: Conversation cards offer questions for spontaneous and authentic discussion time. You choose the questions that speak to you.

Lead: The leader’s guide prepares you to lead this study and encourages you along the way. It seems simple enough even for a novice.

My reflections:
This study is a deep, thought provoking study on the life of David. It weaves scripture, personal stories and projects into the study to deeply engage the readers heart and soul.
            I was eager to start working through this study, and found it to be easy to listen to and read, but boy does it make you re-evaluate your life!
            We all live life chasing something, and usually our focus is no farther than our own nose. We are so distant from God that we end up running in circles never feeling truly satisfied, or fulfilled.
            Working through this study has made me aware of attitudes in my life that I have not though on in the past. This dvd series was just what I needed to re-focus my energy into what really matters in my life, God.
            I most enjoyed that the speaker was genuine, down to earth and the settings were pretty fantastic as well!
            Jennie Allen is not one of those polished, perfect speakers who make their lives look flawless. She is however vibrant, passionate and thought provoking. I liked her introduction “This is not a study for people who want to play it safe, this study will mess with you.” And that it did, I have a whole lot to think on and I am excited to dig a little deeper in the month to come!
           This DVD study kit would make a wonderful addition to any personal library, but its ability to present the Word of God makes it an essential within any church. I can't wit to recommend it to my small group!

"Sample book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
DVD Study Kit available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson

About Jennie Allen
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Jennie Allen is a Dallas Theological Seminary trained bible teacher who is passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God.
She loves words and believes God uses them to heal souls and reveal Himself to people.
Her writing is marked by personal authenticity and vulnerability, and she encourages women to go to those same places as they study scripture.
When she is not working alongside Thomas Nelson to publish a series of bible studies and trade books that will turn women’s hearts to Christ, she serves alongside her husband Zac, who is the pastor of Austin Stone Community Church.
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