I loved this book and was so moved by it. When the opportunity came to be able to purchase the Dvd i was excited. It was a lot of money for the four sessions, but i was confident the message would make it worth it. Sadly, this was poorly shot, boring, and kyle was just flat. The message is a worthwhile read. I would avoid this series.
I love the cinematic style of teaching, but most of all, it is the topic and the humble way he presents this topic that is very good. The thought of what are you committed too, and then evaluating your life is very practical.
Powerful & Impactful Daily/weeklySmall Group Study
August 23, 2013
Connect Group Leader
Upstate New York
I highly recommend the leaders pack and then a book for each person. Even couple should have their own individual books as the lessons are to be worked on daily and personally.
Kyle Idleman has a unique approach to seeing and getting to know God. How do you talk to God? Do you approach Him as someone to fear? Or someone more like a friend? Pretend God is in the chair next to you, do you see Him? Look harder. Now pray & talk to Him as if He were your best friend.
Our group had been together 6 months before we started this impactful series. We became intimate with God, ourselves and shared with each other.
The DVD is a must for all, especially visual learners. The thought provoking DVD was powerful from bursts of joy to tears of sadness.
I would not recommend this series to a group that is just starting. It is also imperative for the leaders to read the easy to follow leaders guide entirely and review at least one week in advance. For the best impact-the leaders should complete their lessons 2 weeks before the group. It was helpful to explain to the group, "This week we will do...together. I found day 4 will take you some extra time."
Even though there are 6 lessons, some lessons we took two weeks to complete due to their intensity & length. Perfect for the 10 week/quarterly group.