Nooma
Rob Bell, published by Flannel and Zondervan, 2002-2009

£25.00 (Approx)
3.8
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

‘NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion. NOOMA films are created and produced by Flannel, a nonprofit organisation. We are a group of people committed to giving everyone a fresh and compelling look at the teachings of Jesus.’

What do you get?

Each film lasts approximately 12 minutes and features Rob Bell talking about different issues. Films can still be seen on Youtube or you can buy the whole set on DVD via our link. Each film was originally released individually so you may be able to also track down specific episodes on DVD.

Each film is technically excellent in film quality and are accompanied by a reflection guide, including highlights from the film, scriptural references and questions to ponder.

DVDs are easiest to obtain from www.eden.co.uk via our link entitled Get the Resource.

Who is it for?

The films have a wide appeal. They can be used with Christians of all levels of maturity as well as older youth groups, students and people exploring faith issues.

Cost?

DVDs can be purchased from around £25.00 for the complete collection from www.eden.co.uk – use our link to get there entitled Get the Resource.

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    Each film is well presented and are technically excellent. They are engaging and thought-inspiring.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    The films stand alone and it is up to the leader to decide how best to use them.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    There are no leader's notes but the accompanying reflection guide for each film will help you to think through possible discussion questions.

    Who could lead it?

    Anyone with facilities to show a DVD.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    n/a

    How good is any digital material?

    Excellent. The earlier films are over ten years old now but still hold up, which is rare for Christian films generally.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    This depends on how long you meet for. It is best to watch the film beforehand and then to think through possible discussion questions. However it would also be possible to run a session without any preparation by just watching the film together and then chatting through the questions in the reflection guide.

    Is there website support?

    Links www.nooma.com, www.flannel.org

    Is it dated?

    No.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    These films could be used alone or in a group setting but it would be up to the leader to work on the interactions.

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

    Each film uses good use of story, both visually and verbally, and will appeal to many learning styles.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    You need to contextualise the film into your situation for best use.

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

    Each film is offered as just a film for you to use as you prefer.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Each film contains many Bible references and follows a biblical theme. Themes include who God is, unanswered prayer, contentment, faith, forgiveness and the resurrection.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    It is very clear and Rob Bell helps to bring the verses to life as he connects them to contemporary situations.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    see above

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    Rob's style is open and encourages deeper thought and reflection on what he talks about.

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

    The films encourage the viewer to be more open to living their faith out and being more natural in their relationship with God.

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

    This would be the principle aim of these films. Each film raises some deep questions, which would be great to discuss in a small group setting.

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

    It enables you to think more deeply about important issues of faith and see God in new ways.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    Really well. Each film is rooted in real life situations and helps the viewer connect easily.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Whilst not a focus, by encouraging viewers to live their faith out more, their faith is shared.

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

    As above.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    n/a

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    n/a

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2 comments on “Nooma
    1. Di Archer

      Hi Geraldine. If you use our link you can get the Nooma videos from Eden co.uk. Some of them are on Youtube as well.

      But yes, flannel does not seem to be a source any more.

      Hope that helps.

      Di
      disciplekit.org