Faith Hope Love

Faith, Hope, Love and Everything in Between
Mick Brooks, CWR

£19.99 (Approx)
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

Life is a journey, not a destination! This DVD resource provides a practical, honest look at the obstacles, opportunities and questions common to us all in our Christian life. Filmed in a variety of locations including a rally car, a long-boat and an observatory with Mick Brooks. You will gain a deeper understanding of how the Lord will use every person, situation, and circumstance in your life to make you more like Jesus.

What do you get and how?

A seven session DVD resource:

  • See life as a journey
  • Benefit from a biblical world-view
  • Learn what holiness really is
  • Improve relationships with others
  • Gain an eternal perspective
  • Live with mystery
  • Develop a life of devotion

Discussion starters at the end of each session (of approximately 20 minutes) make this an ideal resource for small-group or personal use.

Running time: Approximately 160 Minutes

Subtitles: English SDH

Multi-region, PAL DVD

Who is it for?

Individual or group use for those who wish to further understand their walk with God.

Cost?

£19.99

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    Well-produced and interesting DVD - all material including the questions are on it. Engaging presentations and searching subject matter.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    This resource lives up to its aim of providing a ‘practical honest look at the obstacles, opportunities and questions common to us all in our Christian life'. Just a brief steer on the inside jacket of the DVD, with suggestions for timings of the session.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    Inside jacket notes suggest beginning with prayer and feedback; 20 minutes or so on the DVD, and 30 minutes for group discussion. Questions appear on the DVD after each video presentation. Presentation by Mick Brooks explores the theme, against an interesting variety of backgrounds. Good progression through the topics, grounded in reality. Questions are searching and should inspire discussion.

    Who could lead it?

    Anyone confident to encourage discussion. Plenty of teaching in the DVD to pick up and talk about as a group.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Nothing provided. Questions could be copied out.

    How good is any digital material?

    This is a good and helpful DVD. The presentation is quite long for a small group setting (20 minutes) but the production is careful to give us lots of background interest as we listen to the personable Mick Brooks (plus one interview). There is also some entertaining stylised parts and graphics which provide really good variety. Plenty to keep us engaged throughout.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    A leader may want to preview the DVD in order to prepare, plus looking at the questions.

    Is there website support? Links?

    N/A

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    This is a watch/discuss resource, so should encourage all to participate.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    The DVD and discussion format will work for many. The presentations are lively and related to a wide range of people. Backgrounds pick up everything from machines to playgroups. May be least suitable for those who prefer delving into books – there aren't any here.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    DVD should suit a vast range of people, from older youth upwards. Good inclusion of backgrounds that will appeal to both genders. Brooks' style is a mixture of talk and preach, and easy to listen to.

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    This would depend on the response to the questions, but the resource recommends beginning with feedback from the previous session for all.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Biblical themes, illustrated by some passages towards the end of each presentation.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    Illustrative of the themes, and quoted in full on the screen towards the end of each session.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    A strength of this resource. Strong biblical themes are linked firmly to everyday life, often searching into underlying motivations for behaviour and beliefs in a helpful way. Biblical passages are applied thoughtfully, without assumptions.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    Evangelical.

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    The topics covered are relevant to most people, and deal with the everyday stuff of life, as per the titles. These topics are essential to living out our lives as growing disciples. Emphasis on the transformational journey as being the ‘slow unravelling of God's grace' in our lives rather than ‘microwave' discipling.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    Good understanding of the challenges of life and faith, with practical suggestions for moving forward. Comprehensive without being overwhelming. No assumptions. Very realistic and thought-provoking. Good focus on practical ways to pray in final session.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    Great mix of how we are plus godly perspectives. Provides suggested ways to grow from one to the other.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    One of the most grounded resources reviewed so far. Manages to include a good range which would apply to all, no matter where they begin. Some excellent practical guidance on all subjects. Faces difficult topics honestly and carefully.

     

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Not a major focus, though implicit in the session on eternal perspective, which underlines the need for a good theology of heaven as a motivator for our own lives and service of God. Also in considering building relationships.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    Deals with making the Christian community a more welcoming place for new people –and for current members.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Acknowledgement but not a focus.

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    Not a focus.

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