Saturday, June 23, 2012

-Review- Heaven is for Real -Conversation Kit

My Opinion:
I enjoyed the Heaven is for Real (DVD-based conversation kit), it was great to have that as an extra resource for my own personal use but I'm not sure it would work very well in a bible study group as its intended to. I don't feel like it lived up to the expectations set from the book but nothing can really compare to that. I enjoyed listening to Todd Burpo recount the stories. 
Book Description:
The best-selling book about heaven that has changed the world is now a DVD-based conversation kit for churches and small groups. In addition to learning more about what the Bible teaches about heaven, groups will hear first-hand from the Burpo family about Colton's experience in heaven and the way it has changed their lives. Each video session features Todd, Sonja, and Colton, and is filmed interview-style with Natalie Tysdal, the Denver FOX/CW News reporter whose initial interview with the family has gone viral on the internet.
The Conversation Guide (ISBN 9781418550684) will take group members through key Bible passages about heaven, helping them understand more about who goes to heaven, when they go there, and what heaven is like.
Features include:
--5 (10- to 18-minute) video sessions featuring Todd, Sonja, and Colton answering frequently asked questions about heaven and their experiences
--A special message of hope from Sonja to women who have experienced miscarriages
--Conversation Guide written for both believers and non-believers in accessible language to help group members discover what the Bible teaches about heaven
I received one copy from Book Sneeze as part of their Blogger Review Program in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was provided. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Great Strides 2012

This cheesy boy and I enjoyed our time at Great Strides this year. He got fussy quickly though so we didn't get to stay until the end but nonetheless we had a good time while there. He had a m&m donut, made a sign to show his support for Aunt Coco, went inside a PINK firetruck and saw some great friends! We ended up reaching our goal of $150 which we were happy about and came up with some ideas on how to raise more for next year.