This is one of the most powerful and eye opening DVD series I have seen. It is outstanding for those who are seeking God's truth and for those who are Christ Followers as well. It is outstanding for those who are honest seekers but who have a lot of hang ups about the Church and Christians. It is also challenging for believers who may have gotten away from the essence of the Gospel. Have used it in 2 men's small groups and the response has been extremely positive. I am getting ready to purchase several copies to give to friends who have an interest but are far from God.
not a great group study. As a group leader for some time, I highly value discussion-generating questions as part of the material to get folks actively involved in the study. There's not a lot of those. I would categorize most of the questions as self-reflection or introspection. The kind of take-home questions you would get with sermon notes in your program/bulletin. In my experience, folks who attend group, particularly new folks, do not like those kinds of questions (at least exclusively) in an open forum. So I felt left on my own to come with discussion material to get them to open up enough to get into the other questions.
I like the accompanying DVD that gives a choice of the sermon in its entirety or a 15 minute snippet to use easily if your group or class time has time constraints. The subject matter is fantastic and one that needs brought up in many churches.