Ray Vander Laan does a terrific job explaining the selection and nurturing of the first disciples by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is also a deeply personal admonishment to Christians today as to what it means to accept and follow Jesus. While we come up short and fail to meet expectations time and time again, He gives us time to continue trying to live and be like Jesus.
My Sunday School class has been watching and studying this entire series and we have thoroughly enjoyed it and have learned so much more than we ever have about Jesus. Seeing the places he actually walked and learning the history of the land and culture of the day brings the bible to life. It's such an incredible series, everyone should see it. My class is is going to be sad when we finish it. Have never seen anything to top this for a class, church or individual to watch and study to learn so much about the bible and biblical times and places.
Our Men's Bible Study group just finished this study in 'The Dust of the Rabbi'. We have viewed other DVDs in the Ray Vander Laan (Focus on the Family) collection and have enjoyed and learned much from each DVD. This particular DVD really created a great deal of discussion amongst the group. All the men in our group loved the presentation and all agreed that Ray Vander Laan is very passionate about his faith and the job we have been commissioned to do as followers of Christ, disciples making disciples. The questions that he asks all Christians at the end of session five is extremely powerful and really drives home the entire five session message. This DVD and the Participant's Guide was well received by all our men.