Religion - Christian Life
I first read Desiring God by John Piper seven years ago. I was wrestling with many issues as a worship leader, as a new wife, and as a Christian in general, and this book revolutionized the way that I worshiped and lived life. I've often thought that it would make a great study for groups, and this 10-part DVD series and study guide is a wonderful way to dive deeper into the insights found in Desiring God. It would also be good for personal use, but I think that the greatest benefit would probably be found in working this out with other believers.
The DVD's companion study guide is unbelievably thorough. Each chapter is equipped with 5 days of preparation "homework" that is meant to focus your mind and prepare you for the message that Piper brings by video. The homework is short, yet thought-provoking, and includes numerous references to Scripture. The questions are far from shallow. There is also a section in each chapter titled "Further Up and Further In" in which the student is challenged to dig deeper by viewing a sermon or reading an article (usually found on the Desiring God website).
Each video session is approximately 20-30 minutes in length, and the study guide provides questions and blanks to fill in throughout the video. The chapter closes with questions designed to be discussed in a group setting.
Note: I received this product for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for this honest review.
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