Several months ago I reviewed Margaret Feinberg’s latest book, Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God. A popular speaker at conferences like Catalyst, RightNow, and Thrive, as well as one of the most creative and engaging authors I know, I was really excited to see the DVD-driven study that now accompanies the book.
Trust me…I was not disappointed! This seven session study is literally packed with great insights into the wonder of God. Although the DVD sessions average a little over twenty minutes, there’s little chance of attention deficit. Filmed on location in the stunning beauty of the Canadian rockies, the backdrop is visually spectacular. As well, I’m not sure I’ve ever listened to anyone else more descriptive than Feinberg and it’s very much like listening to a very good storyteller.
The member book provides everything you need in order to squeeze every last drop of inspiration from the study. Built-in experiential exercises begin every session. Skillfully selected discussion questions guide the group through a discussion. Infused with scripture, your group will be exposed to the wonder of God’s presence, the provision of rest, the wonder of prayer, friendship and forgiveness.
Along with the session guide, the member book also includes daily devotional homework (5 days a week). Not an afterthought, these daily exercises will help renew your member’s sense of wonder. An included journal section provides a place for daily observations about the wonder of God. Group sessions two through seven include an opportunity to talk about learnings and insights from the daily homework.
Although the leader’s guide in the member book is very basic, each of the DVD sessions include a short video leader lifter. In addition, the simple structure of each session makes this a very easy study to facilitate.
Feeling a little stale? Kind of dry? Need a wonder infusion? You’ll want to take a look at Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God. I found myself drawn in again and again, captivated by the video and awakening to the wonder of God. I like this study and I think you will too.
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