Nooma is a revolutionary product that is changing the way people experience spirituality ? a series of short films on DVD with a 32 page discussion guide. It's not a book or a cassette tape. And it's not a CD or a two-hour movie. It's a new format called NOOMA® ? short films, between 10 and 14 minutes long, about God and our lives. Since its limited online release in November 2002, NOOMA has impacted millions of people. Because of this initial success and great potential, Zondervan has partnered with NOOMA to bring these films to the world. NOOMAs are appropriate for personal and small group settings, congregational meetings, and much more. Like parables, they use the experiences of our lives to teach about the fullness of life through Jesus, tackling issues like forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love. The study materials accompanying each NOOMA encourage meaningful discussion with relevant questions and biblical references. Rob Bell, a leading pastor and breakthrough communicator in the Christian community, is featured in the first series of NOOMAs.Publishers Description
NOOMA is a new format for spiritual direction. It's short films touching on issues that we care about, that we want to talk about, and it comes in a way that fits our world. It's a format that's there for us when we need it, as we need it, how we need it.Audio: English. Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish.
Record Label Zonderfan
Format Color / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Apr 19, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Availability 0 units.
Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Beyond the Obvious Feb 9, 2007|
|The presentation is a short homily on DVD that weaves Bell's personal narrative of a hiking outing with his infant son with Biblically based commentary on the nature of our relationship with God. In Bell's reaction to the storm that surprises him on his hike, we are guided into insights about how God calls us inot relationship with Him through the difficult times in our lives. Rather than focusing on why bad things happen to good people, Bell wisely sidesteps this question by asking us to accept the given fact that they do ad then focusing on how we can deal with these times in a way that draws us closer to God through our cries to Him and His love for us rather than moving away in anger and bitterness.|
The amazing thing here is that the discussion almost completely avoids the "Pray and read your Bible" approach found in many materials used in youth and college groups. Instead it allows for open-ended questions, encourages authentic expressions of emotion towards God and attempts to lead the viewer into a deeper exploration of his or her faith.
I wholeheartedly recommend this DVD to anyone leading a small group study, especially if there are college age students who are beginning to ask question beyond the obvious involved.
|GOD IS WITH US... Nov 11, 2006|
|This DVD is the first in a great series. In this volume, Rob Bell, the pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville Michigan, tells the story of a time he and his young son got caught in the middle of a thunderstorm while hiking. Through this story, Rob paints a beautiful picture of God's love for us.|
God is with us every step of the way. When we can't walk, He carries us.
When we're scared, He holds us.
His love will see us through any storm. He will never leave us. This DVD gets this point across in a powerful way.
Earlier this year I lost two friends in the space of four days. I miss them both. One of them in particular I think of very often.
I cannot wait to see her again.
This DVD, Rain, reminds me that as intense as my desire is to see my friend again, God is with me here and now. His desire to spend time with me--to carry me through all grief, joys, trials, and triumph--is greater than any longing I have ever or will ever know.
It always rains. He is with us. Even in the storm.
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