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Prototype by Jonathan Martin reminds us that God loves us as much as He loves His own Son. That when God looks at us, instead of seeing our sins and imperfections, He sees His perfect, sinless, Beloved Son. Jesus is our prototype, and we can live our lives, in victory, not fear, knowing that God loves us!
I received both the book, and the small groups DVD of this title.
Since I much prefer reading, to watching something on tv, I chose to read the book first. The book is written in a very personal, almost conversational style, sharing many examples from his life, and the lives of others he's talked to. Jonathan Martin leads an inner city ministry and he, and those in ministry with him, have experience first hand, God's love of the least of these, and what amazing things can happen when we set aside our preconceived ideas and societal norms and love like Jesus did! If you are looking for a reminder of God's love, and what that should mean to us on a practical level, this is a great book for you!!!
After reading the book, I began watching the DVD. It appears to be the book, read to you, with discussion questions inserted at regular intervals. If you are someone who prefers to hear a book, rather than read it (my daughter, Ashlyn is an auditory learner), this would be a great option. Also, if you are planning to study this book together in a small group setting, the video takes all the "prep work" out of it for you, and would be a great choice!
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