Book and DVD Resources

Heaven (DVD Study)

Author – Randy Alcorn
7 Sessions
We all have questions about what Heaven will be like, and after twenty-five years of extensive research, Dr. Randy Alcorn has the answers.  In the most comprehensive and definitive book on Heaven to date, Randy invites you to picture Heaven the way Scripture describes it—a bright, vibrant, and physical New Earth, free from sin, suffering, and death, and brimming with Christ's presence, wondrous natural beauty, and the richness of human culture as God intended it.
Participant Resources:  Book & Small Group Curriculum 

Herman Who?:
Read it Right….a Hermeneutics Primer  (DVD Study)

Author – Todd Friel
3-4 Sessions (Depending upon how quickly you go through the material and follow-up material)
Ask most Christians what they know about hermeneutics and they will probably ask, "Herman Who?" Spend 75 minutes with us and you will receive a condensed 16-week master's level education on how to read the Bible right. You will never read the Bible the same way again... and you will never have the wool pulled over your eyes by a false teacher.
Participant Resources:  Study Guide

Not A Fan (DVD Study)
Author – Kyle Idleman
6 Sessions
fan: an enthusiastic admirer.  In the Gospels, Jesus never seemed too interested in fans.  Is that how you define your relationship with Him? An "enthusiastic admirer"? Close enough to Jesus to get the benefits but not so close to require sacrifice?  He was looking for followers. Not just any follower though, but a... completely. committed. follower.  How would things change if you lived as Jesus lived, and loved the way He loved? Maybe you’re ready to join the hundreds of people who have stepped across a line and said:   i am not a fan.
Participant Resources:  Book & Small Group Study Journal

gods at War (DVD Study)
Author – Kyle Idleman
6 Sessions
There are gods at war within each of us. They battle for the throne of our hearts, and much is at stake. This is why idolatry is the most discussed problem in the entire Bible. Behind every sin struggle that you and I have is a false god that is winning the war in our lives. Don't give in to the myth that gods are only statues that people of other cultures or long ago worshiped. Pleasure, romance, sex, money, and power are just a few of the gods that vie for our allegiance in today's society. Join Kyle Idleman in this new series, as he explores these gods. When the Lord God takes His rightful place on the throne of our hearts, we will have victory.

gods at war small group study includes: • small group leader’s DVD tutorial • six 30-minutes episodes •  easy-to-follow Leader’s Guide for facilitating your small group gathering
Participant Resources:  Book & Combat Journal (study guide)

Modern Parables – Vol. 1:  Living in the Kingdom of God (DVD Study)

Taught by Various Pastors
12 Sessions
Modern Parables is an original film-based Bible study series on Jesus’ parables. It uses short films combined with teaching by pastors and in-depth study materials to create an entirely new learning experience.  Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ 1st-century audience felt when hearing the parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. The gut-level understanding made possible by the films is intended to drive listeners into a deeper understanding of the Bible.
Participant Resources:  Book

Gripped by the Greatness of God (DVD Study)
Author – James MacDonald
8 Sessions
When was the last time you were really and truly gripped by God's greatness? Most Christians recall heartfelt resolutions around a fire at bible camp as children, and perhaps a revival meeting or two. But what causes the fervor of those experiences to translate into a consistent life pattern? Pastor and author

James MacDonald believes that the better we understand God, the better we understand ourselves, and the less likely we are to favor our own will over God's.  Expounding upon Isaiah's encounters with God, MacDonald prods snoozing saints to rediscover the wonder of God's attributes. He also shares candidly from his experiences in life and ministry where God proved Himself to be the Great I AM. This study will spur new and seasoned believers alike to detest mediocrity in their spiritual walks. 
Participant Resources:  Workbook

A Life Well Lived:  
An In-depth study of Ecclesiastes (DVD Study)

Author – Tommy Nelson
12 Sessions
Have you ever struggled with finding the answers to life's toughest questions? So did Solomon and toward the end of his life he recorded his answers in the book of Ecclesiastes. Tommy Nelson opens up this entire, unique Biblical book and unlocks the keys on how to discover God's wisdom for life-even when life doesn't make sense. Each series includes a 96-page study guide.
Participant Resources:  Small Group Study Guide

Crazy Love
(Book Study w/DVD & Online video introductions and helps)

Author – Francis Chan
10 Sessions
Did you know that God is crazy about you? Here Francis Chan shows you how to respond to that love with a selfless, Christ-like life!
Coordinating with his bestseller, this insightful 10-week curriculum is perfect for individual or small-group study. The DVD features ten 10-minute in-depth teaching sessions with discussion questions, and more.
Participant Resources:   The 192-page soft-cover workbook includes a leader's guide.

What’s So Amazing About Grace (DVD Study)
Author – Phillip Yancey
10 Sessions
We speak of grace often. But do we understand it? More important, do we truly believe in it . . . and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words? In What's So Amazing About Grace, Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a cruel and pain-filled world?  If you're willing to leave your comfort zone to embrace a more vigorous, passionate Christianity -- read on. And prepare to grapple with grace and 'un-grace' on a personal level. You'll consider how you can contend graciously with today's tough moral issues. And you'll discover how you can become Christ's answer to a world that desperately wants to know,” What's So Amazing About Grace?”
Participant Resources:  Book & Workbook

Shepherding a Child’s Heart (DVD Study)
Author – Tedd Tripp
15 Sessions
In this Shepherding a Child's Heart DVD Tedd Tripp teaches sequentially through all the material in his book Shepherding a Child's Heart. Grounded in the Bible's divine plan for parenting, this DVD defines your goals as a parent and then provides the Scriptural methods for accomplishing them.

Designed for use by Study groups or individuals, the content is divided into fifteen half-hour sessions.  Approx. 7.5 hours.
Participant Resources:  Book & Parent’s Handbook (Also includes a bonus CD containing a reproducible course syllabus and study guide)

Grace Based Parenting – Part 1 (DVD Study)
Author – Tim Kimmel
10 Sessions
This is not another manual full of impossible standards; rather it is a new map for learning to see ourselves and our children through God’s limitless tenderness – to raise our kids the way God raises us. Dr. Kimmel offers a revolutionary concept that focuses on the model and guidance provided by God the Father – the ultimate child and family expert.  This thoughtful, profound and compassionate message presents a truly liberating way to nurture a healthy family. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it – creating a sound foundation for raising morally strong and spiritually motivated children.
Participant Resources:  Book & Workbook

I Marriage (DVD Study)
Author – Andy Stanley
6 Sessions
Giddy with excitement and burning with love’s fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement. Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace. In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley ’s three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the “I’s” of marriage: “Keeping My ‘I’ On You,” “Putting Your ‘I’ Out,” and “It Takes Three.” Broken into six DVD sessions with discussion questions, this is one lesson your marriage won’t survive without.
Participant Resources:  Small Group Study Guide

Parental Guidance Required (DVD Study)
Authors – Andy Stanley & Reggie Joiner
6 Sessions
We have all been shaped by our relationships. They impact the decisions we make, the places we go, and the things we do. That's why it's so important for parents to develop strong relationships with their children. As a parent, you have the opportunity and the responsibility to guide your child's relationship with God and with others. Andy Stanley and Reggie Joiner deliver four powerful messages that will teach parents how to have a positive influence on the direction of their children's lives. The DVD also includes questions for group discussion.
Participant Resources:  Small Group Study Guide

Marriage Built to Last (DVD Study)
Author – Chip Ingram
6 Sessions
Marriage: Built to Last isn't your typical marriage study. Throughout the series, you'll watch 24 real life couples from across the country share candidly about their struggles in communication, finances, sexual intimacy, expectations, and more.  In the study, you will hear the story of Dave Ramsey and his wife Sharon as they recovered from financial stress and hardship. You will hear the story of Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda share candidly about expectations, trust issues, and adjusting to a blended family.

Includes Biblical and practical teaching from Chip Ingram on these six critical topics:
  • Adjusting to Expectations
  • Learning to Communicate Clearly
  • Breaking Down Walls
  • Resolving Conflict 
  • Restoring Sex and Intimacy
  • Striving for a Christ-Centered Marriage
Whether you’re newly married, remarried, or wanting to improve your relationship, Chip Ingram provides Biblical and practical teaching to give you tools to live intentionally and love Biblically.
Participant Resource:  Small Group Study Guide

Love & Respect (DVD Study)
Author – Emerson Eggerichs
14 Sessions 
Our Small Group DVD Study is a perfect fit for those wanting to go through our full Video Conference, but at a slower pace. This DVD Set has everything you need to lead the 14 week Love and Respect small group in your home or church including:  The 2nd generation Love & Respect Live Conference DVD Set (6.6 hours), Small Group Discussion Guides, Instructions on How to Facilitate a Small Group (using the DVD), Weekly Sessions (or combine sessions to fit your schedule), Questions for Discussion & At Home Applications
Participant Resources:  Book & Workbook

5 Love Languages (DVD Study)
Author – Gary Chapman
2 Sessions or  5-7 Sessions
Through fun-filled presentations before a live audience, Gary Chapman helps you identify your personal love language. He also helps you understand the love language of your spouse. Then he provides practical suggestions for enriching your marriage by practicing the other love languages. 

This revised version provides multiple use options: 
A short, two-session setting (like the original design) or as a 5-7 session study (with an introductory session, 5 sessions explaining one love language each, and a final session about the in love experience)
This Revised Kit Contains:  CD-ROM containing viewer guides PDFs, Leader helps, The love language profile assessment tool , The Five Love Languages Book.
Participant Resource:  Study Guide

Balanced & Blessed: Experiencing Marriage the Way It’s Meant to Be (DVD Study)

Author – Charles Lowery
6 Sessions 
Host a marriage seminar or marriage enrichment class using the Balanced & Blessed DVD curriculum kit. Dr. Charles Lowery, a psychologist uses his high octane humor, compassion, and practical principles to help couples enter into a more satisfying marriage relationship. The kit includes:  a bonus Q&A session, CD kit complete, Easy-to-use leader guide,  10-minute "preview" of all seven sessions.  
Participant Resource:  Workbook

Revolutionary Parenting (Book Study w/teaching DVD)
Author – George Barna
8 Sessions
Revolutionary Parenting was developed from a landmark study of Christian twenty-somethings and the parents who raised them. In it author George Barna shares how these fathers and mothers created a lasting legacy of faith in their children. The Revolutionary Parenting Leaders Edition comes complete with a teaching DVD and discussion questions providing everything you need to lead a parenting small group.
Participant Resources:  Book & Workbook

Book studies:

The Mind of Christ (Book Study)
Author – T.W. Hunt
12 Sessions
This in-depth discipleship study based on Philippians 2:5-11 teaches believers how to think the thoughts of Christ or how to have the mind of Christ. This practical, thoroughly scriptural study includes topics like freedom in Christ, becoming like Christ, the servant mind, the glory of humanity, Christ's conduct among humans, living in the Spirit, the poles of holiness and love, the crucifixion, the resurrection, and the kingdom within.
Participant Resource:  Workbook

The Resolution – Men & Women Study (Book Study)
Based upon the principles taught in the movie Courageous
13-15 Sessions
Challenging men to be the bold and intentional leaders of their homes, marriages, and children as they strategically create a Godly legacy.   The Resolution for Men is based on themes from COURAGEOUS and written by screenwriters Stephen and Alex Kendrick, the authors of The Love Dare.

The Resolution for Women challenges women to embrace and thrive in God's beautiful and eternal call on their lives. Inspired by COURAGEOUS, popular speaker and author Priscilla Shirer calls women to Christ-centered living. Resolve to live with grace and create a Godly legacy with your life.
Participant Resource:  Men’s Book & Women’s Book

The Family God Uses (Book Study)
Authors – Tom & Kim Blackaby
7 Sessions
Study shows parents how to discover where God is at work around their family and to learn how to join Him in that work. Functions as practical field manual for families looking to pray, grow, and serve together.  Study includes ideas for family prayer time and devotions, how to identify and use teachable moments, how to demonstrate dependence on God, and where to find ministry opportunities in the community.  Use this resource to get and keep your family God-centered and teach your children their role in His kingdom.
Participant Resources:  Book and Workbook

Radical:  Taking back your faith from the American Dream  (Book Study)
Author – David Platt
9 Sessions
What does it mean to be a 1st century follower? Is it any different than being a follower in the 21st century? Listen as author Dr. David Platt shares the passion behind his new book, Radical: Taking Back your Faith from the American Dream. The radical things Jesus said 2000 years ago still apply to Christians today. Denying ourselves, giving up everything, and loving Him above all others is a radically different way to live. But it is the only way to truly live. We were created for more than a middle class existence. We were meant to count for His glory.
Participant Resources:  Book