Life Explored DVD

Life Explored DVD

What's the best gift God could give you?

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Visually stunning Life Explored DVD with 14 subtitled languages including Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.

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Life Explored is an exciting new way to share the gospel in today's highly visual culture. Developed by Christianity Explored Ministries, the seven interactive sessions are based on stunning videos shot all over the globe.

Life Explored will help people uncover what they’re really living for, and shows how, in Christ, God meets our deepest desire for happiness. Each session explores an aspect of God’s character. We see that the God of the Bible is good, trustworthy, generous, liberating, fulfilling, life-giving and joyful. And ultimately we see that the greatest pleasure in life is not enjoying the gifts he has given, but enjoying God himself.

This exciting, new outreach course can be run before or after Christianity Explored or Alpha and is perfect for anyone looking for answers to life's big questions.

This Life Explored DVD has superb production values and a warm, engaging presentation of the gospel by Rico Tice, Barry Cooper and Nate Morgan Locke. It includes two videos per session and is over 150 minutes running time. Works alongside the leader's handbook and guest handbook.

It features 13 subtitled languages on the same disc making it superb value. Ideal for using with an English-speaking group where one member would benefit from viewing subtitles in their mother tongue. The languages are English SDH, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Russian. We're working with our translation partners on translating the course handbooks but these will take longer to complete. Please see our translations page for further information.

Session 1: The Good God.
Overture part 1:  A preview of the six stories we’ll be experiencing together on Life Explored, and an introduction to the opening question: What’s the best gift God could give you?
Overture part 2: Explores Genesis 1.

Session 2: The Trustworthy God.
Hotel part 1: Colonial India. A girl’s view of her best friend is changed unexpectedly, and forever. What comes to mind when you hear the word “God”?
Hotel part 2: Explores Genesis 3.

Session 3: The Generous God.
Gold part 1: The Californian gold rush. A prospector risks his life in the quest for gold. What keeps you going in difficult situations?
Gold part 2: Explores Genesis 12.

Session 4: The Liberating God.
Lawn part 1: Suburbia. A man is hooked by a late night infomercial and feels his life would be complete if only he could have the perfect garden. What's your “if only”? Lawn part 2: Explores Exodus 12.

Session 5: The Fulfilling God.
Geisha part 1: Edo-Period Japan. A woman is drawn away from her husband and family in pursuit of what she hopes will be a more exciting life. What are you hoping will bring you fulfilment in life?
Geisha part 2: Explores John 4.

Session 6. The Life-Giving God.
Celebrity part 1: Los Angeles. A Hollywood actress has everything, but something isn’t right. What, if you lost it, would make you feel that life wasn’t worth living?
Celebrity part 2: Explores 1 Corinthians 15.

Session 7: The Joyful God.
Space part 1: In orbit above the earth. As his space station disintegrates around him, an astronaut reflects on those he loves. What’s the best gift God could give you?
Space part 2: Explores Revelation 21.

Product details

Contents

  • 1. Overture – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 2. Hotel – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 3. Gold – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 4. Lawn – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 5. Geisha – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 6. Celebrity – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 7. Space – Part 1 and Part 2
  • Teaser

Specification

Author Barry Cooper, Nate Morgan Locke
ISBN 9781784980849
Format DVD video (Digipack)
First published 2016
Dimensions 5.4" x 7.4" x 0.4"
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company/CE/Dot & Cross

Other information

Languages include: Chinese, Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, German, Polish, Dutch, Italian, Romanian and English for hard of hearing.

Barry Cooper is an author and speaker. He's the Director of Product Development at Christianity Explored Ministries.

Nate Morgan Locke is Associate Evangelist at Christianity Explored Ministries and serves on the staff team at St Bart’s Church, Bath.

Rico Tice is a Senior Minister at All Souls Church, London, the birthplace of Christianity Explored Ministries.

Commendations

At a time in the Western world when basic knowledge of the Bible is increasingly rare, it is a pleasure to recommend Life Explored. Here is an introduction to the good news found in Jesus Christ, sweeping through some of the "big pictures" in the Bible. As far as a short series can, Life Explored outlines what the Bible is about, exposes our idolatry, and makes clear where forgiveness and hope lie. This is one of the best of the rising number of evangelistic tools addressing men and women in the twenty-first century.

Don Carson

Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Creative format. Beautiful cinematography. Faithful and fresh gospel presentation. I wish I could share the gospel as well as they do!"

Mark Dever

Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church. President, 9Marks.

It may be more challenging to provoke the right questions than it is to offer good answers. Life Explored meets that challenge with success. Integrating superb film clips with basic questions and a Leader’s Handbook to guide discussion, Life Explored makes evangelism more engaging in small groups. It definitely takes away the ‘eek’ factor for both leaders and participants. I look forward to using Life Explored in my own evangelism and recommending it to others.

Michael Horton

Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary, California and host of The White Horse Inn

Independent reviews

Terrific

John Benton, Evangelicals Now, October 1st 2016

The video talks and Bible passages take us on a simplified journey from Genesis to Revelation. This is very helpful, especially when seeking to share the gospel with people starting from zeero Bible knowledge. … This is a terrific package for the 21st-century world. … I'm already thinking of who I could introduce to Christ through Life Explored.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“Good concept and message”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Leader's Kit')

Found the material engaging and flexible. The stories are good but a few had quite sombre background music.


09/12/2017

“Highly recommend”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Handbook')

Excellent material, definitely God inspired! Very thought provoking for Christians as well as an outreach tool Professional standard, challenging, the Truth being clearly explained but in a different way. Would highly recommend.


19/03/2017

“Life Explored Course”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Leader's Handbook')

We found this material to be really excellent. We love how it challenges the view of a God who is austere and far off and instead through reflective video clips, clear presentations and interactive bible studies reveals a God who runs towards us and wants intimate friendship with us.


21/02/2017

“A bit disappointed”

A questionnaire was produced for a group of around 25 people. Generally, they were undecided as to whom the course would benefit the most - as a Christian Basics Course or as a Discipleship Course. Film Clips. Far more people benefited from the 2nd film clip than the 1st. There were real and genuine problems for many in understanding the 1st film clip and to show just the 2nd clip would not work because it refers constantly to the 1st clip.
Bible Study Material. The vast majority of people found great value in the Bible studies, questions and discussions and were also challenged in their Christian commitment and lifestyle.


06/01/2017

“Excellent”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Handbook')

This is a superb resource: well-presented and engaging. I would echo previous reviewers' comments that it would be good to have at least one female speaker, and that it might help leaders to have some notes 'explaining' the 'films' - though these have certainly been very thought-provoking for our youth group.


06/11/2016

“Very good”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Leader's Kit')

I bought this as soon as it came out and am using it with a group of seekers now. It functions very well with people who might not be ready yet for Christianity Explored. I have found the group conversations can range much more widely than they do on CE with more opportunity for people to express their own world view. On CE it is much easier to rein in "unhelpful" view points but I have found that on LE it takes a lot longer to address people's wrong thinking about God - though I think this is probably the point of the course as it is deliberately more open to those who are starting further back.

The films are superb but as a leader I have been left confused on a couple of occasions about what the point of the films are. I think the material needs to make things a lot more explicit for leaders. It all feels quite postmodern - you get whatever you want out of the film, which is fine, especially for postmodern group members, but I expect a lot of Christian group leaders will be slightly bewildered by that.


31/10/2016

“A very impressive, adaptable resource”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Leader's Kit')

The narrative films are extremely impressive, easy to show to anyone. I also think the whole idea of watching a narrative unfold in this way is very culturally sensitive in our postmodern society.
I have gone through some of the sessions with two women I met at a toddler group. They enjoyed the films and seemed to be able to engage with the content of the talks.
I found that the Bible study questions sometimes needed simplifying for people not used to Bible studies. In my context - on an urban council estate - I found some of the material needed adapting. Doing the course with an all-female group, it would have been good to have a woman give some of the talks - even just as an alternative to go alongside the men's talks.
Having said this, I do applaud the effort and level of commitment that must have gone into producing this high-quality resource. A brilliant way to get people thinking about idolatry and the only God who truly satisfies.


21/10/2016

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