This DVD/leader's guide is great for teaching a Sunday school class. The book isn't necessary. Everything you need is in the leader's guide. I encourage you to purchase the book because it provides a fuller understanding of the concepts in the DVD. Adam Hamilton brings us to present day Jerusalem and makes us feel as if we are really there. The trailer implied a little more dramatic presentation than actually occurs but it is a great study.
Using this for a Lenten Sunday School class and a weekday bible study. Everyone has enjoyed Adam Hamilton's approach. We are gaining new insights each week of study. This study can be expanded as time allows.
The book is thought provoking. Makes you really stop to ponder those last 24 hours. Challenges your previous understanding of the passion. The DVD and accompanying study guide are really necessary for a group study. DVD adds very good context to the book.