Many of us believe a lie---that we are our success, intelligence, skill, and attractiveness. But Jesus says not so fast. Just as a Tomato dies to help us live, our "false" self must be extinguished so that our true self can blossom. Based on Matthew 10:39, Rob Bell's newest Nooma invites you to surrender the ideals of our image-conscious culture and embrace true identity in Christ. Includes discussion guide.
Nooma is a revolutionary product that is changing the way people experience spirituality -- a series of short films on DVD with a 32 page discussion guide. It's not a book or a cassette tape. And it's not a CD or a two-hour movie. It's a new format called NOOMA --- short films, between 10 and 14 minutes long, about God and our lives. Since its limited online release in November 2002, NOOMA has impacted millions of people. Because of this initial success and great potential, Zondervan has partnered with NOOMA to bring these films to the world. NOOMAs are appropriate for personal and small group settings, congregational meetings, and much more. Like parables, they use the experiences of our lives to teach about the fullness of life through Jesus, tackling issues like forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love. The study materials accompanying each NOOMA encourage meaningful discussion with relevant questions and biblical references. Rob Bell, a leading pastor and breakthrough communicator in the Christian community, is featured in the first series of NOOMAs.