Life Explored Handbook

What's the best gift God could give you?

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Guest Handbook for this visually stunning new outreach course from the Christianity Explored team.

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Description

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 that the greatest pleasure in life is not enjoying the gifts God 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 Handbook contains everything a participant needs for the course, guiding them through the sessions with plenty of space for notes.

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • • Session 1: The Good God
  • • Session 2: The Trustworthy God
  • • Session 3: The Generous God
  • • Session 4: The Liberating God
  • • Session 5: The Fulfilling God
  • • Session 6: The Life-Giving God
  • • Session 7: The Joyful God

Specification

Author Barry Cooper, Nate Morgan Locke
ISBN 9781784980825
Format Paperback
First published 2016
Dimensions 148mm x 210mm x 3.8mm
Language English
Pages 64
Publisher The Good Book Company/CE
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

These amazing, high quality films provide us with a wonderful new resource to help make Jesus known. They provoke an exploration into the ‘one thing’ that makes sense of life as we know it.

Steve Clifford

General director, Evangelical Alliance UK

An essential approach to evangelism in a biblically illiterate culture is to offer a simple and compelling overview of God’s big picture. Life Explored does it with clarity and elegance. Attention is drawn to our nature as worshipping beings, without compromising the seriousness of sin by using a series terrific short films which speak accutely into contemporary culture. Any viewer will leave the experience of Life Explored without any doubt that the best gift God could give us is himself in the person of Jesus Christ. Life Explored is class!

Graham Daniels

General Director of Christians in Sport

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

“Highly recommend”

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

“Hmmmm.”

(Review written for 'Life Explored Handbook (ebook)')

When I initially found out about this course, I expected it to be good and certainly the part 1 videos are very well produced. However reading through the course material and the transcripts of the part 2 videos makes me feel like this is two courses smashed together. The public videos are one course and the material in the handbooks is the other with the part 2 videos being used as some messy glue to connect them together. The bible passages used in the handbooks provide a good overview of the Bible message but almost should be done without the glossy videos. Alternatively if you like the glossy videos you might want to identify bible passages that match up with them rather than the ones in this book and do a course that way.


12/02/2017

“A bit disappointed”

(Review written for 'Life Explored DVD')

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”

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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