For those looking for the cheap way out this participant's guide may not be necessary. BUT, know without it there will be more confusion, more potential for misunderstanding and less likely you will have the quality of program success. The book is an integral part of the program and is very helpful for each participant to have their own copy.
The course is well thought through. The layout and succession of material from week to week is well done. It is user friendly in that it is very specific as to how to move the class each session. A few different ways to lay the class out are recommended. The charts and resources are overall useful. I recommend this material.
I first partipated in this study about 14 years ago. It stuck. It introduced me to Spiritual Gifts, and made a huge impact on my life. Years later in thinking about this study I felt like I should carry it on and teach it to others. I see the discovery of Spiritual Gifts lighting up in there faces as we go this begining journey together. I love it and plan to teach it again. It is a great introduction. I still have my original book and will probably keep it for life to look back on.
We are halfway through the study and the Participant's Guides are full of information and notes, helping everyone follow along. If you are interested in discoverying your spiritual gifts this is a great resource, but you may also want to look at The 3 Colors of Ministry by Christian A. Schwarz.