3 Stars Out Of 5
Relevant Topics w/unconventional Biblical Sources
August 4, 2013
I recently purchased the combo pack that includes the documentary, the leaders guide, group study DVD, as well as a music CD. I also purchased one student workbook. I'm planning on having my first girls group tonight and had to pare down the lesson (too wordy), and eliminate the 60min documentary. I'm just showing the small group video (5 min.). Overall, I would say the key topics - pressure, relationships, body image, and peer pressure, are all current issues girls face today, but a lot of the book material has to be simplified in order to keep the lesson under 2 hrs. The main negative for me was the use of the MSG (Message) and the NCV (New Century Version) bibles, throughout the text. While the NIV is mentioned sparingly, the two non-conventional bibles were mainly used. They are both christian based bibles, but written by pastors, etc...and are not based in 100% truth. These bibles paraphrase/re-interpret the Holy Bible incorrectly. While I would recommend the overall Yellow Roses study, you'll want to change all the bible references to something accurate like NIV or KJV. My opinion on the 60 min. documentary is it's too long, and not engaging enough to command a young persons attention for that long.