we are using this for a women's group study. it has been refreshing and inspiring. this series challenges us to take time to recognize and thank God for His gifts, which could be as simple as the birds singing or a smile.
As a guy who thinks in a logical, sequential manner I had a hard time reading Ann's book. I worked my way through it, and was glad I did, but I struggled with her artistic/poetic style of writing. But this DVD was much easier for me to watch and process. We are using the DVD and Study booklet in our small group. We have told friends who are not in our group about this amazing video and now they want to watch it. Definitely a good investment as we have already begun a "loaner list".
Was great hearing in Ann's own words some of what she's written in the companion book. The sessions are short (longest is about 24 min.) which allows time for discussion and reflection on questions and Bible passages related to the particular focus of the session. Was wonderful to be challenged to draw closer to God and share intimately with other women.
Did this study with a group of ladies in my neighborhood. It was a good way to get to know each other better. Only a couple did all five studies as Ann's revelations about herself compel you to examine your own attitudes and motives. The video was beautifully filmed and included stunning photography by Ann Voskamp. The content led to serious introspection and hopefully a better understanding of yourself and a growing faith in the God who truly sees and cares.