Spent some time with a new study from Priscilla Shirer this week. Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath is a 5 session DVD-driven study that will help you discover Sabbath margin–”the boundary God enables us to put around things we enjoy so that we never become slaves again.”
This is a timely study and could be very impactful for many women. This note says it all: “In a jam-packed life, what’s missing is space–space for God to speak, room for you to hear. It’s time to set aside the activities and busyness that swallows up rest and peace, it’s time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God.”
The video sessions were filmed live at the final Deeper Still event at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. If you’ve never seen Priscilla Shirer live you are in for a great experience. If you have been to one of her events…you know exactly what to expect. The daughter of well-known pastor Tony Evans, Shirer is a very popular teacher in her own right. A dynamic communicator, this is a study that will resonate very well with many Bible study groups.
Breathe can be used as a 5 session group experience or as a weekend retreat.
The video sessions run as long as 35 minutes and as short as 15 minutes in length. Filmed at a live event, there is the sense that you are at the event. Each session is introduced and set-up by Priscilla, allowing your members to refocus their attention and prepare for the topic ahead.
The study journal includes a viewer guide, making it easier to take notes and remember the most important aspects of each video session. Also included is a journal experience to be used between the video sessions. Each session’s journal experience reads like a book with room to jot down responses and thoughts. Averaging 20+ pages, each session’s journal experience will take some time to digest what is being processed.
The study journal also includes a helpful leader’s guide with ideas and suggestions for each session as well. In addition, the leader’s guide offers some very practical set-up ideas for your Bible study or retreat.
The DVD also includes a special message to leaders from Priscilla with important information and tips about the unique nature of Breathe. Also included is a video trailer that could be used to promote the study or retreat.
This is a powerful study and could be just the topic the women in your study need to take a next step with God. Priscilla’s message is very captivating and the study journal is written in a way that will bring encouragement for the journey. I like Breathe and I think you will too.
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