I had much higher expectations for this series. While the concept was good, and the video fairly well produced, each show moved at a very slow pace. The teens in this series suffered through devotional times that would put the most ardent believer to sleep. The expression on their faces led me to believe they couldn't wait for each day's events to be over so they could move on to the pizza afterward. The teens in my youth group felt the same way.
We used this DVD for our 6-9th grade youth group. The group really paid attention to the experiences of the teens featured in the video, and it really helped our discussions. Some of the material is heavy, especially when they visit the center that deals with rescuing women and girls from sex trafficking. No matter how heavy or light the material, the discussions were always productive. After we finished the video we asked the members if watching it had changed what they were or were not doing in their spiritual lives. They all mentioned that they pray more for others and think more about other people's needs. Mission accomplished. I wish there was another DVD!
I bought this DVD ciriculum for our youth group and ended up using it for our junior/senior high sunday school. Some or the lessons are VERY eyeopening for them and myself. I like that the questions are read off the screen and they are disscussion questions. Allows for great conversation.