2 Stars Out Of 5
Good Study - with a caution
September 26, 2016
We chose this study after having a good experience with Kona with Jonah - from this same series. While we have enjoyed Chai with Malachi we have run into a few issues. 1. The end times interpretation in lesson 3 is questionable - but could be a discussion starter with prior study by the leaders/guides to help the students walk through the different options for interpretation. 2. More concerning and disappointing is that the author based part of her teaching in lesson 4 on non-Biblical "truth." There are portions of the Bible study during this lesson that are based on the Book of Maccabees (an apocryphal writing).
We walked our study gals through the issues surrounding these concerns, but I wish I would have been forewarned that a Bible study - also included non-Biblical teachings - and for several questions. For us, we skipped the questions in class, but rather gave some background information on the difference between the Bible and the non-Biblical writings, and gave some historical commentary on the period of the Maccabees and related rulers relevant to the study.
I would not recommend this as a resource for beginners.