Average Review (1)
Length of the study in weeks
New Testament Stories from the Back Side
Rich Patsios - Faith UMC
The late Ellsworth Kalas made a reputation looking at familiar Bible passage from an unusual point of view. For instance, the story of the five wise and five foolish virgins was given from the viewpoint of the oil seller. Kalas' stories are theologically sound and strongly support Wesleyan doctrine. The gentleness of Kalas' writing exudes grace, but not at the expense of accountability. If you use the video to introduce the lessons, it goes over so much of the lesson that someone could participate without having read the book.
Time Per Week
One half hour reading, one hour in small group meeting
Level of participation expected from participants
Light to moderate
Other Special Expectations
The study has a companion DVD with a segment for each lesson lasting about ten minutes.
Multiple Topics Are Covered Small Group Sunday School
All or mostly New Testament
Provides moral lessons Theologically sound
Group engage in lively and interesting discussion