The chapters, referred to as "Spiritual Workouts," lead groups through 50 minute sessions that are divided into intriguingly worded and easy to follow parts. The sessions break every line of the Our Father prayer into themes that connect to scripture stories. The overall aim of the study program is to help participants focus and reflect on their own spiritual growth. The playbook, which has question sections and spaces for note taking, is meant to be used in conjunction with a DVD that contains short discussion-provoking segments that guide each chapter. I think it would appeal to men who are not necessarily that religious. They will at least recognize co-author Danny Abramowicz, a former Pro-Bowl receiver and NFL coach.
My favorite parts of the study guide are the assessments at the end of each chapter, where participants have an opportunity to develop an "action plan" in writing that records spiritual goals.
Certain points are made in the chapters such as,
- Our relationship with God is most important.
- Be a man of action. Stand up and honor God's name through your actions.
- Rely on Jesus to win your battles.
- Step into the culture with the light God gives you. (What are you doing with your time, money and abilities?)
- Make time for God every day.
- Be mindful of the impact you have on others.
- God will fight for you.
- Ask God to give you a personalized mission.
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