5 Stars Out Of 5
A powerful, compelling study
April 7, 2014
I was not expecting to be so impacted by this study. Bonhoeffer's writing is remarkable-- insightful, honest, inspiring and convicting. The DVD segments (approx. 20 min. each) are well-done, combining period footage and photographs of Nazi Germany, an actor's voice reading excerpts from Bonhoeffer's writing, and modern footage of significant locations in Germany with author Eric Metaxis telling the story of Bonhoeffer's journey of faith.
Since the sessions are designed for a 90 minute time slot, I edited the suggested list of discussion questions and activities to fit our 1 hour meeting time. The content has yielded good, thoughtful discussion. Few in our group already knew Bonhoeffer's story, so I chose not to explain in advance that he was martyred, so there has been an element of suspense as we have followed Bonhoeffer's story.
We have one DVD segment left, and then may take an extra session to complete some activities we haven't had time for in our regular sessions to go deeper and actually practice some of what we've discussed.
Our group has used several different DVD study series over the past few years, but God has used this to engage people like none that we have used before. I'll be sorry for this series to end.