I Can Only Imagine Study Guide – Review and Recommendation

Guest review by Clay Herd.

I Can Only Imagine is a movie that carries with it a powerful message of redemption and salvation. Now the themes of this movie can be brought to your congregation, your household, or just yourself for a powerful dive into the gospels of Jesus Christ.

I want to begin with the journal. This is a beautiful leather bound piece that not only looks great but serves as a great friend as you dive into the four week guide. This journal is what first drew me to the study. When I saw it, I knew right away that I wanted it. Little did I know that when I would dive into this study I would find so many great things that would await me.

The journal guide is a four week study through the gospels. You will spend time reflecting on the scriptures, watching scenes from the movie on the accompanying DVD, and looking at reflection questions. This seems pretty strait forward, but having a ministry background, I am often weary of devotionals like this. Many that are out reflect on shallow themes and barely glance over scripture with a how does this make you feel approach. Not this book. As week one will take you into reflecting on your past, the rest of the guide will do just that, guide you through scriptures to the four main themes – imagining approval(a loving father), forgiveness, redemption, and eternal life (going home).

If you are looking for a great study that takes more than a glance at scripture and really allows you to take your experiences into account as you look at these four themes, then don’t look any further. I am often very hesitant to recommend a study for churches because everyone’s congregation is different, but these themes are timeless and applicable for any generation young or old.

Get the journal, devotional, and DVD for the complete experience as you look at Bart Millard’s experiences and discover Jesus has a great love for you as well. I would highly recommend this study to all – churches, youth groups, women’s ministries, or just someone who is looking for a devotional to deepen their walk.

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Disclaimer: I was given a free copy to give an honest review. Opinions expressed are our own.

Coming Attractions – The Dating Project

The Dating Project is a film that follows five single people ages 18-40 as they navigate beyond the hookup culture to traditional dating. Intermingled with their stories is input from Kerry Cronin, a professor at Boston College. She noticed that students weren’t dating, so she began encouraging them to go on dates. The response was totally unexpected. 

Bible Study Expo – Coming This Week

I want to take a break today from my NRB convention interviews to tell you about an exciting event taking place this week. Bible Study Expo is a free, online event hosted by Marnie Swedberg. She’ll be interviewing popular authors and talking about their latest Bible study books.

The event starts Thursday at 1pm CT and continues until 4pm CT with a different author every 20 minutes. In addition, you can register to win a free copy of one of the books being featured. To learn more, visit the website at www.BibleStudyExpo.com

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Same Kind Of Different As Me – Blu-Ray Giveaway

Same Kind Of Different As Me is now available on home entertainment, and you can win your own copy!

Same Kind Of Different As Me follows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée ZellwegerBridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life. But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon HounsouBlood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship. The film also stars Jon VoightSame Kind Of Different As Me  shows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.