Our Wednesday night small group did this study and it was simply put, amazing. The book was fantastic in that it challenged most of what we as Christians consider being a follower of Christ. i found out quick that I have a lot of work to do. It has a way of causing you to be more aware of your faith or lack thereof on a daily basis and sometimes moment by moment. The small group study with the DVD can be done completely separate from the book but I wouldn't advise it. The absolute best part of the study though was the daily journal that goes with the small group material. It was by far our classes favorite item in the packet. If your looking for a book that has the potential to change your life then I suggest reading Not A Fan. If your looking for a small group study that will change the way you do church and bring your gruop closer together and closer to God then look no farther than this one.