Thursday, March 4, 2010

Faith Path - DVD Study and Workbook

Faith Path (DVD Study)

By Mark Mittelberg
Published at David C Cook

About the Study
Faith. Everybody lives by it—even skeptics and atheists! That's right. Everyone you know trusts something they believe in but can't prove or know absolutely. They take it on faith. And if you want to talk to your friends about your faith, it helps to understand what they believe and how they got there. Because badgering people to change their minds just doesn't work.

Based on Mark Mittelberg's book Choosing Your Faith, this workbook (and the DVD it supports) builds on Mittelberg's sensible, evenhanded approach to evangelism. Inside you'll meet six fascinating people who looked at the world in six different ways before they embraced faith in Christ. Very likely you'll recognize people you know—and you may even recognize yourself.

Work through Faith Path and you will:
  • Understand people who approach life differently from you
  • Recognize the danger of paths that lead away from Christ
  • Deepen your own faith in Christ and reinforce your reasons for believing
  • Gain confidence in talking about Christ with others
Relativists, traditionalists, mystics, authoritarians, and others.they're all here. And after you understand how these folks think about faith, you can help them find a trustworthy pathway to truth. Because no matter what your friends believe, they still matter to God.

Who is Mark Mittelberg?
Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and a leading outreach strategist. He is the author of Choosing Your Faith, coauthor (with Lee Strobel) of The Unexpected Adventure, and coauthor (with Bill Hybels and Lee Strobel) of the Becoming a Contagious Christian curriculum. He previously served as the evangelism director for Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association. Mark earned a Master's Degree in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Heidi, and their two teenage children.

My Thoughts
I think it is important as Christians that we know how to help our friends to find Christ. And sometimes we might feel not equipped enough. So when I saw that this DVD study and workbook was available for review, I asked for it as I was curious to see what would be said.

Each session of this DVD study is short. This permits you to be able to discuss more during your small group. The videos are set in a house sitting and while you listen to it, it feels as though the author is preaching to a home church in a way. The “listeners” in the room laugh sometimes but there is a lack of interaction I find. However, I very much enjoyed listening to the short interviews with people so that you can learn more from where they come from on the faith level.

The workbook is completing the DVD in a sense that it expands on the subject brushed during the video. However, I was saddened to realize that to take full advantage of the workbook one has to read the book Choosing Your Faith at the same time. I didn’t have the book (and was not planning to do so) which diminished my ability of grasping the subject.

During the video, the author speaks clearly to everyone in the room. The camera goes back and forth between the speaker and the “listeners”. I really like the fact that it was in a home setting but when you realize that the people are wearing the same shirt from one session to another, it makes me wonder if they filmed it all in one day. If so, it would have been a good idea to move the “listeners” from one place to another and maybe get them change their clothes for each session.

Having said that, I have no doubt that people can growth while watching this DVD study and become well informed on faith.

This review was possible because I received a copy of the Faith Path DVD and Workbook from B&B Media.

Faith Path DVD study and the workbook are available at your local bookstore.

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