I purchased copies of this book for our small group study. Ray Vanderlaan is a gifted teacher and writer. This book is really good for a more in-depth study of material presented on the DVD and how it applies to our faith walk today. I would highly recommend the book be used in conjunction with the DVD, although the DVD sessions are good even without the companion study guide.
I am using this to lead an adult sunday school class. By looking at things through the eyes of those that lived it one gets a much deeper insight as to what was being said and done. The 'whats and whys' take on new meaning.