Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chase - A DVD-Based Study: A Review

About The Study:

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 Tools:
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.
Additional Chase study guides can be purchased separately (ISBN: 9781418549350)
About The Author:
Jennie Allen's passion is to communicate a bigger God through writing and teaching. By creating raw, relational conversations about struggles and hopes, her Bible studies aim to lead women to consider truth and how it applies to their lives. She graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a masters in Biblical studies and is blessed to serve alongside her husband, Zac, in ministry in Austin, Texas. They have four children, including their youngest son who was recently adopted from Rwanda.
Here is a 10 minute clip from Youtube from the DVD study:
My Review:
I have recently had the opportunity to review Chase - A DVD based Bible Study from Jennie Allen. A few months ago I had read Anything by this author, and she dramatically changed my thought process about being available for God. I also had the opportunity review a sample of her DVD-based study, Stuck (another fave study)
So with great anticipation I started with the introduction of this study. Let me say from the start I am not disappointed. This study is perfect for any women's ministry programs, Sunday School programs and Mom's groups! It will delight you, challenge you and change you, if you allow God to work in you through Allen! 
Each video is short - between 8 and 12 minutes, and the study portion is absolutely incredible. David is one of my favorite people from God's Word, having done several other studies on his life. It is Chase though that has seemed to impacted me more than any other I have completed. The discussion cards contain 12 questions, perfect for ice breakers and encouraging discussion among the members of any small group using the study. 
You will really dig deep into your life through this study. Jennie Allen is so transparent and raw in the videos and writings that you feel like you are truly sitting down and having a coffee date with her. Through the seven weeks of study you will see how important identity, courage, obedience, belief, repentance, and surrender are in our chase of God and His will. I loved the ultimate reminder that we need to chase Him and not what we want.
It is includes everything you will need to start a group for a reasonable price (under $30 right now on Amazon), but you will have to purchase extra participant guides separately. 
I highly recommend this study and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Chase - A DVD-based Study at your favorite retailer from Thomas Nelson
***I received a complimentary set of the above study, courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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