Friday, December 21, 2012

Chasing After the Heart of God-a DVD based Bible Study

We're all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy......but if we are all honest, it feels like we are trying to catch the wind.  This is a quote from the back of the student's book that gives you an introduction to Jennie Allen's new study, Chase.  The study involves a look at David's life, a man after God's own heart.  It explores the events that defined David's life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. 

I couldn't wait to dive into this study.  The DVD's are short and are meant to set the tone for your study time together.  God uses Jennie to give insight into each lesson's material and also gives questions to make you think before you begin your discussion time.  There are also cards provided for each lesson where an individual picks up a card and reads the question out loud.  One example is "In what ways have you been chasing God in your life?"  Or.  "What usually causes you to feel disappointed or sad?"  I would say you would only use this in a group that is willing to share with each other.  I have led groups that are willing to do that and some that aren't.  And a leader can usually pick up on that fairly quickly.

The study guide was excellent and can even be done on your own.  I am a huge promoter of a bible study that gives me more insight into God's Word.  This fits the bill.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers for an advance reading as part of their Booksneeze bloggers program.  I was not required to write a positive review and therefore, the book review is 100% my own opinion.