This study is a fantastic concept but the content falls short for the high price tag. Your small group needs to be very conversational and well educated to follow along and grasp the concepts. As we started the study our audiences faces were that of a deer in the headlights. Extremely dissappointed.
ASK is a great tool for an introduction into Apologetics. Our small group just completed the Origins DVD. It really makes the intellectual discussions come to life. The small group consists of 18-30 year olds. It is very relevant to today's pop culture and trends.
I have been a big fan of the RZIM and have used the Foundations in Apologetics series with great success in my youth group. Needless to say that I could not wait to get "Ask" once it was out. I hate to admit, I was disappointed. Nathan Zacharias is a handsome young man, but he is clearly uncomfortable in front of the camera. He reads his lines and does not bring any life to the discussion. The editor/director did not do a job that I would expect from RZIM. The constant movement of the camera, the distracting background, and the back light in some of the frames certainly becomes uncomfertable to the eyes, and becomes a distraction more than an art. The Content is variable depending on the speaker and the question. Some are outstanding and others are less than expected. Certainly, and I hate to say it, not worth the price.
I recommend this product for any student ministry!
September 13, 2012
We are only in our second week and I absolutely love this study! The content is exactly what I expected. I love that it forces my students to think hard about the topic discussed and remain focused on the session's objective. I have to remind them not to solve all of the world's problems in one week but to take it one step at a time. The discussions have been great and my students are learning to think intelligently about tough questions. I would definitely recommend this study for any student ministry looking to challenge their students to be prepared to answer the tough questions posed by their peers.