My group and I find having the author right in the room a great benefit to our study. Our study topics have been triggered by his emphasis on certain points we may not have emphasized left to our own devices.
This product was not typical for our women's bible study and some of us were even reluctant to do this study. But, this study produced some of the most amazing discussion we have had in the five years we had been meeting together. We all loved it and we learned so much about grace.
Our small group has just gotten started, but I've previewed the DVD and it's great. Philip Yancey presents the material in a relaxed, understandable way - looking forward to the rest of our study with him.