For a while now, I’ve desired to participate in a Bible Study on the life of David, to study the man who was after God’s own heart. I was thrilled when I was contacted and asked to review a DVD based Bible Study by Jennie Allen on the life of David. (Thomas Nelson 2012)
Chase – Chasing After The Heart of God is an up close and personal look at the life of David. Jennie Allen is a real, down to earth Bible teacher, and as I viewed this study in my own living room, I was drawn in by the very relational aspect of this study. It’s not as meaty as I initially thought I wanted, but it gave me just enough to draw me in and leave me wanting more each week.
About the study:
We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.
A man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us.
The lessons in this study are simple yet deep and very interactive, offering Bible study, stories, and projects to dig into Scripture and deeply engage the mind and heart. God has carved out a space in each of us that only He can fill. So whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David’s journey will challenge your view of God.
God is invisible, and yet He is the only thing we can chase that won’t leave us feeling more empty.
Each week there is a short but deep DVD based study on the aspects of:
This study is perfect for a group of girlfriends, sitting around a coffee table, in an intimate setting, or it can be used for a larger group. What I loved most about this study were the conversation cards used each week to spur spontaneous and authentic discussion. The questions are meaningful and intimate and gives everyone the chance to share their hearts on the topics being discussed.
Overall, I really enjoyed this study. Jennie Allen has a way of drawing you in with her beautiful heart to teach the Word of God, and the videos are well done.
If you would like more information about Chase, view the trailer for the study below.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this study from Thomas Nelson for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.