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Compass Cinema Modern Parables Group Study Box Set

The Modern Parables Group Study DVD Set includes 3 DVDs, 1 Audio Teacher Prep CD, a Leader's Guide, and Study Book.The DVDs include 6 parable films and 6 application videos for 12 complete lessons. Parables included: Hidden Treasure, Samaritan, The Shrewd Manager, The Widow & Judge, The Sower, and Prodigal Sons. The DVDs also include 6 director's commentaries that can be used with material in the Leader's Guide to teach 6 additional lessons on Cinematic Theology. The Audio Prep CD includes 12 overview tracks (5 minutes each) that review each lesson before teaching the class.

The wire-bound Leader's Guide includes two introductory chapters on the parables, twelve detailed teacher's notes for teaching each class, and six lessons on Cinematic Theology. The Leader's Guide is the complete guidebook for how to teach the class. (108p.)

The Study Book includes twelve in-depth chapters on the parables. Almost all of the in-depth biblical study materials are included in the Study Book. The reasoning behind this is that once students have their interest piqued by the parable film, they will have a new interest as well as context for reading more about the parable. (208p.)

The entire study has been designed by a teacher for teachers. It has a "modular" design to it so that you can teach some of the lessons or all of them. The DVD box set provides a complete class with all the necessary teaching materials. All you need is a DVD player, a TV and students. Spanish Subtitles.

Film/Application Video Lengths:

  • Hidden Treasure - 13 minutes/10 minutes
  • Samaritan - 13 minutes/10 minutes
  • The Shrewd Manager - 17 minutes/8 minutes
  • The Widow & Judge - 17 minutes/11 minutes
  • The Sower - 13 minutes/10 minutes
  • Prodigal Sons - 21 minutes/14 minutes

Featured Pastors:

  • Daniel Doriani, Ph.D.
  • George Grant, Ph.D.
  • Frank Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Gene Mims, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Schulte, Th.M.
  • Scotty Smith, M.A.R.
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Customer Reviews for Modern Parables Group Study Box Set
Review 1 for Modern Parables Group Study Box Set
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Perfect for a small group or Sunday school class.

Date:October 28, 2013
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Ginger
Location:Illinois
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Our small adult Sunday School class feels that this is the material we have used so far. Attendance and class participation has increased. Leaders say it's easy to use and want volume 2!
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Very good video study series

Date:March 14, 2013
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ChristianCanuck
Location:Langley, BC
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I was a bit apprehensive about using a video series for our study group but this is an excellent series and it has really worked out well.
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The product is perfect for small group discussion.

Date:January 19, 2012
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Diane
Location:Sherman, TX
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I purchased this curriculum for a ladies small group discussion class. The DVDs are professionally prepared and make the point of each parable. The ladies love them!!! I would highly recommend these lessons for high school classes and adult classes.
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Outstanding resource

Date:January 18, 2012
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Emery
Location:Outer Banks, NC
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This product is an outstanding resource for either a home Bible study or a group Bible study. All the information is provided that would help any Bible study leader guide the discussions. The quality of the episodes is outstanding. We personally preferred some more than others, with our favorites being those that dealt with the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The modern day versions of the parables that Jesus taught are very thought provoking and help one to see Jesus' teachings in light of modern times. The set is not inexpensive, but it is a high quality product. In this case, you get what you pay for.
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Review 5 for Modern Parables Group Study Box Set
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Date:August 3, 2009
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alice
I just finished this with my adult SS class and it was excellent! The vignettes were thought provoking and entertaining. It kept the attention of a group of mostly ADHD adults.
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