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Product Details

  • Series: TrueU
  • Paperback: 2 pages
  • Publisher: Focus on the Family; Box DVD/Pa edition (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589973399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589973398
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In twenty-one years of working with youth and college ministries, rarely have I been as impressed as with Focus on the Family’s new series, TrueU. These DVDs, along with a comprehensive manual, are vital resources that are extremely well done. predict that they will become standard resources in many churches’ student ministries programs and in the homes of many Christian families. Every volume is filled with facts, stimulating data, and practical application, and all are firmly based on Scripture. I appreciate the topic selections, the production value, and the credible voices heard on the videos (including Stephen Meyer, Ph.D., who is one of our own adjunct faculty here at Southern Evangelical Seminary). Like all of the resources I have seen produced by Focus on the Family, these are faithful to Scripture and helpful to viewers, and they effectively point people to Jesus Christ. I highly recommend the entire TrueU series. (Dr. Alex McFarland; President, Southern Evangelical Seminary)

From the Author

When we were laying out the content for TrueU, we wanted to address the key issues that trip students up on campus and in the classroom. The first was the existence of God, which we dealt with in the first set. The second, just as critical, is the attack upon the reliability of the Scriptures. Many professors use old archaeological positions to cast great doubt upon the Bible. However, as you will find in this second set, new evidence is increasingly making those contrary positions untenable. This is a must, not only for college students, but for all of us. (Dr. Del Tackett)

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I only say that because some of it is detailed just enough, to lose their attention.
GearJammer
Dr. Stephen Meyer had the credentials and knowledge to present this information in an extremely convincing manner.
Clever Chameleon
He does mention that in his book he covers certain topics in the lecture in much more detail.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By L. Germany on July 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
One of the high school experiences that is permanently etched on my mind is the teacher who constantly tortured me because I was a Christian. At first I really didn't realize why she was picking on me. I just knew that she really seemed to make a point of making cutting remarks and trying to find ways to embarass me. After she called a practice for a time when I normally had church and I told her that I would have to miss that practice, she called me a very inappropriate name. I never said anything about it to anyone. I lived in the day when teachers were always right.

What a difference it would have made if I had the advantage of TrueU during that time. It is a confidence and knowledge that I want my own boys to have as they go out into the work/college/friend world.

This series includes 2 DVD's with ten thirty minute sessions. The sessions included are: Faith and Reason, The Big Bang theory, DNA, Intelligent Design, The Return of the God Hypothesis, and The Moral Necessity of Theism. If you have ever watched the "Drive Thru History" series, you will recognize Dave Stotts as one of the series narrators!

I love the way Dr. Meyers presents the creationism view to his students. He allows them to asks the questions. Through their discussions he shows them how creationism is the most perfect worldview.

I am so excited to use this in our homeschool Bible study this fall and then share this with our church youth group.

I received this series free from Tyndale Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program in exchange for a honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lori on May 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
"Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?"

In the DVD set, Does God Exist?, Dr. Stephen Meyer* attempts to answer the question, "What is the prime reality?". This boils down to "What's the thing from which everything else comes?". He takes a classroom (of what appear to be college students) through multiple competing hypotheses. Looking at evidence from the natural world, he makes his case for which of the four worldviews (deism, theism, pantheism, and materialism) provides the best explanation.

The set contains two DVDs, with ten thirty minute lessons. These include Faith and Reason, The Big Bang Cosmology Parts 1-3, DNA by Design Parts 1-3, The Return of the God Hypothesis, and The Moral Necessity of Theism Parts 1-2. There is also a nicely done booklet included, which contains an overview for each session, highlights from the lesson, and discussion questions that would actually lead to discussion. For example, "Why is it important to think of the Big Bang as an 'effect' of the universe rather than the 'cause' of the universe?", "What is meant by "self-organization", and why does this theory fail to account for the arrangement of information in DNA?", and "Why is it so difficult to live as a moral relativist- to deny the existence of any objective moral standard?".

Dr. Meyers respects his student's intelligence, encouraging them to look at the objectives to his arguments and come to their own conclusions. He makes his case for Intelligent Design and asks them to decide if his evidence is persuasive. He doesn't belittle other theories and scientists, but rather explains their viewpoints and then shares why he does not believe the evidence backs them up.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Keck on May 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Recently I had the opportunity to review the DVD Does God Exist? Kit: Building the Scientific Case, produced by Focus on the Family, and featuring Dr. Stephen Meyer. I'm so glad that I did! There are two DVD's with ten 30-minute lessons (plus a bonus extra: The Toughest Test in College), along with a 64-page color booklet with discussion questions. Topics discussed are: Faith and Reason, The Big Bang theory, DNA, Intelligent Design, The Return of the God Hypothesis, and The Moral Necessity of Theism.

For decades now, our society has been embracing intellectualism and the climate is growing increasingly hostile to faith. This series is geared toward young people, to help answer questions (that we all have) and then be able to defend their faith. It is perfect for those who are college-bound, but it is also perfect for those who don't go to college. It can be taught in a home-school environment, in youth groups or small groups, or even simply as family viewing and learning together. It is not a finished set. There are two additional kits planned for the future. It is a wonderful resource to have and to use.

This kit was provided to me for review by Tyndale House Publishers.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James924 on May 22, 2010
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If you need to get to bed at a reasonable hour, DO NOT start one of these 30 minute lectures. Like a good book, it'll keep you moving on to the next one and the next one untl the sun comes up. Although this program is marketted largely to college students due to the severe need for it in that arena, they are not tailored exclusively to college students. If you are part of today's college age generation then you might be surrounded by anti-theistic junk no matter what job you're in. I'm in the military and just like any job anywhere else, these things come up in conversation around the office from time-to-time.

I have never seen a case for intelligent design broken down so brilliantly into its fundamental building blocks, causality, cosmology, information in DNA, etc. It is incredibly easy to understand and presented in a very enjoyable way. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone seeking explanations to give as a defense at work or at school (1 Peter 3:15) or simply to strengthen their own faith.

Sadly, I deduct two stars from this item because Stephen Meyer leaves something sort of important out for a very mysterious reason. He spends at least a couple lessons talking about the Big Bang theory and indeed, since the remaining lessons expand from that important witness to first causality, we can say that his lectures on the big bang theory are in a way a foundation for all of the further lectures. So, let us establish that his presentations on the big bang theory are incredibly important, as are his many details on the history of the development of the theory.

So who authored the Big Bang theory? Dr Georges Lemaitre, a Physicist. How many times is Dr. Lemaitre mentioned? ZERO.
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