If you’re looking for a DVD-driven study that is provocative, easy to use, and generates great discussion, you’ll love Mirror Image. From the Liquid series, this is a study of five of Jesus’ best known parables (including The Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan) and it is a must-have in our suggested curriculum list.
What makes it so engaging is that rather than a talking head, each session presents the truth of a parable in a dramatic and contemporary retelling. For example, The Prodigal features a drug-using runaway daughter who returns to the welcoming arms of a mother and the disapproval of an older sister. There are five sessions and they are all very compelling.
One of the things that I love about this study (and the series) is that it is on what I call “the easy end” of the easy/hard continuum. It’s not hard to invite a friend to join in, and whether they’re familiar with the parable or not they will find it engaging. I also really like this study (and the series) because it doesn’t require a teacher. Group members can take turns facilitating the session and the included questions are very good at driving a great discussion.
Want a sample? You can watch the trailer and a session right here.