Reviews - What do customers think about Watching the Disciples: Learning from Their Mistakes: A Lenten Study for Adults?
Useful resource Apr 1, 2009
I am Minister of Christian Education in a large, urban church that encompasses a dizzying educational, economic, theological, ethnic and cultural diversity. I participated in leading a study of this book with 20 adults ranging in age from early 30's to late 80's and encompassing the wide spectrum of theological/biblical knowledge and opinion our church's diversity elicits. I found the book to be accessible for this wide range of adult viewpoints. The discussion that ensued from a careful review of the scripture and the insights presented by Gorman was lively and engaging and proved to be useful and provocative for our group. We have thoroughly enjoyed it and found it challenging and meaningful for our Lenten pilgrimages. While this book was written as a Lenten study, the insights and themes are not bound to any season of the church year. The study could be used at any time with minimal adaptation.
layod Mar 22, 2009
I found this booklet to be somewhat shallow. Though it's presented as a Lenten Study for Adults, it seems more appropriate for middle school students. I suspect that adults who've done any studying of the Gospels will find this pretty unchallenging. Alas, Gorman points out the obvious from a 21st Century perspective and misses wonderful opportunities to edify. Gorman would be well served if she took a tip from Karon Armstrong and endued herself in culture and society of Jesus-era Jews.