Posted by Lisa Lewis Koster - - 5 comments

Tips for Tuesday

In between my 3 weeks in Kenya and a week of R&R at a cottage full of ladies, I was very excited to find a "Red Hot Faith" Bible study set waiting for me amidst the mountain of mail that had accumulated while we were gone. (And yes, after opening up cards from a couple of close friends, I went for the package first!)


I consider myself blessed to have spent the past week with a group of ladies who were up for an impromptu Bible study, the majority of whom actually brought their Bibles with them on vacation. (Imagine that!) It "just so happened" that we were at the cottage for 8 days (Sunday to Sunday) and Red Hot Faith is comprised of 8 lessons, so we were able to go through the entire study during our week away.

Red Hot Faith is a Bible study written and taught by my friend Cindy Bultema, so I can tell you first-hand that she not only writes about Red Hot Faith; she lives it! She's as passionate, warm and fun-loving in real life as she is on the screen. I actually had the privelege of being present for some of the tapings, so you may or may not catch a glimpse of me (or the back of my head) when you watch! 

The Red Hot Faith set is comprised of 2 DVD's, a Leader's Guide and a Participant's Guide. While I've done many studies where the DVD didn't really add to the study, this is NOT one of them. Cindy's teachings are simple enough to be understood by non-believers yet have the depth that more seasoned students of the Bible crave. If you attempt to do this study without the DVD, you're going to be missing out on some amazing content!

I have to be honest and say that I rarely even look at Leader's Guides because I so seldom find them to be of any help. Again, with Red Hot Faith this is not the case! I was pleasantly surprised to find The Leader's Guide full of helpful information, from "How to create a Red Hot Faith group" to great ideas for a "Red Hot Fiesta" to wrap up your time together. My favorite feature is the format recommendations for 60- 90- and 120-minute groups, as well as suggestions for activities based on the format you've chosen. "Red Hot Tips" and ideas to "Spice it Up" are sprinkled liberally throughout the Leader's Guide as well. 

Since I didn't have Participant's Guides for my unsuspecting test group, we just went through the discussion questions located after the note taking sections of each chapter. I found the majority of the questions sparked some great discussion, and since we didn't have any time constraints (other than our nightly domino game that followed) I let the discussion go wherever it went.

You can order your copy of Red Hot Faith here, and I would definitely recommend purchasing the set, which is currently being offered at a special price. At the current time, a discount on participant's guides is also available when you purchase 5 or more.


Lisa

Disclaimer: I was given the Red Hot Faith set in exchange for a review, but all comments are strictly my own.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Hi Lisa, I'm always looking for great new bibles studies. I will remember this one, thanks for the great recommendation. I never allow comments without signing in. It's just asking for trouble.

  2. Red Hot Faith. Now that's an awesome idea. Let not our flame ever go out.

  3. BARBIE says:

    Thank you for sharing about this Bible study! Blessings!

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Red Hot Faith with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

  5. A great study is such a treat! This looks intriguing.

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