- Language: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Keller Timothy
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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The Reason for God: Conversations on Faith and Life
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This six-session small group Bible study, The Reason for God, captures live and unscripted conversations with a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.
In his New York Times bestselling book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller established himself as a modern-day C. S. Lewis who brings together faith and intellect, theology and popular culture, modern-day objections and historic Christian beliefs.
Now fans of the book will find resources to help them engage with those same objections, drawing on recent scholarship and debates. The Reason for God small group Bible study can be used individually, with groups, or by any believer who is engaging with friends who don’t share his or her beliefs.
Christians will be challenged to wrestle with their friends and neighbors’ hardest questions, and to engage those questions in ways that will spark an honest, enriching, and humbling dialogue, as is modeled during the sessions.
The Reason for God DVD is designed to help small groups and individuals dig deeper into objections of the Christian faith and to learn about both sides of the issues.
1. Isn’t the Bible a Myth?
2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God?
3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life?
4. Why Does God Allow Suffering?
5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice?
6. How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time?
From the Back Cover
This DVD will help you think about and engage others in dialogue on six common objections to Christianity. [Session Titles] *Discussion 1. Isn't the Bible a Myth? Hasn't Science Disproved Christianity? *Discussion 2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? What About Other Religions? *Discussion 3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life? Why Are There So Many Rules? *Discussion 4. Why Does God Allow Suffering? Why Is There So Much Evil in the World? *Discussion 5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice? Why Are Christians Such Hypocrites? *Discussion 6. How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time? How Can God Send Good People to Hell?
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PLEASE NOTE, however, that the current description of this product is VERY inaccurate, and I've pointed this out to Amazon in May 2014, so I'm hoping it will be changed by the time you read this. The write-up says: "The Reason for God DVD and Discussion Guide (both included in this pack) are designed to help small groups and individuals dig deeper into objections of the Christian faith and to learn about both sides of the issues." HOWEVER, the "Discussion Guide" is NOT included in this item, but can instead be found in another item that clearly lists that in the item's title.
So, if you just need the video, order this. If you need the video+discussion guide, modify your search and find the right one.
I think the premise for the DVD is a good one - create an environment where non-believers and skeptics can safely ask questions. That was done very well here. My problem with the DVD however, is that 95% of time on the DVD was given to the objections to Christianity and as a sort of "postlude" then Keller would offer a very brief explanation of the Christian belief. What he said was true, but I would have really liked to have heard more complete explanations. Keller is very good at engaging the non-believer but I kind of felt short changed. If you are really looking for a way to know more about why Christianity makes sense or you are someone who seeks to understand why Christianity works, buy the book.
I also recommend Keller's book, The Reason for God, for a more indepth look at the questions presented in the DVD.
"The Reason for God: Conversations on Faith and Life" (DVD-ROM)
is a compelling resource for Bible studies, Sunday School classes, or Home groups.
Lots of good information and interviews for those who desire to share the truth with loved-ones, friends and acquaintances who do not yet trust in Christ. Pastor Keller is a wonderful communicator.
DVD touches on:
- Isn't the Bible a Myth? Hasn't Science Disproved Christianity? Discussion
- How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? What About Other
- What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life? Why Are
There So Many Rules? Discussion
- Why Does God Allow Suffering?
- Is there one exclusive way to God?
- Why does God Allow Suffering?
- Why has the Christian Church practiced so much that has been non-Christian?
- Is hell real and is it fair?
- Has modern science disproved Christianity?
- Is the Bible God's word?
In "The Reason for God" one discovers a helpful resource that provides a discussion on how to pursue worldview formation; learning how to rightly think through issues as you find out how to share truth with non-believers. He deals with a wide variety of objections, nonetheless he cannot cover them all in great depth, but Keller gives the viewer a simple but powerful ground to grow in discernment.
The author also furnishes:
- Reasons that display the existence of God
- The approach that helps you discover the meaning of life, beauty,
- Reasons to affirm the Resurrection of Christ
- The way to find forgiveness and acceptance from God
Rev. Keller as pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, in Manhattan, NY, has a non-threatening, yet profound way of discussing significant problems within human experience as he draws the reader to Christ and God's word.
Also see the new and unique book that contends for Christianity:
Truth, Knowledge and the Reason for God: The Defense of the Rational Assurance of Christianity
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