New DVD to help disciple new and old believers alike

By August 28, 2006

USA (MNN) — EnGedi Resource Center provides resources to help Christians study Scripture within the Jewish culture and historical context. Beginning September 1, EnGedi is releasing something that will help improve on that, says EnGedi’s Director Lois Tverberg.

“We are producing a DVD set from a conference that we were a part of this summer in Israel called the Jerusalem Perspective conference. And, scholars of archeology, Biblical languages and the land of Israel all got together and gave some outstanding talks on the life and language and culture of Jesus. We’re putting into an eight DVD set.”

According to Tverberg, this DVD coincides closely with the Great Commission. “What we understand when we read the Great Commission is that we’re supposed to make disciples. A disciple starts as a person who hears the Gospel, but you’re not really a disciple until you’ve walked, studied and dug deeply into Jesus’ words.”

That’s what this DVD set does, says Tverbeg. She says it’s something that can be used in personal discipleship, or in an adult Bible study setting.

According to the Executive Director of EnGedi, Bruce Okkema, this is a first for them. “We’ve never produced a DVD resource before. All of our materials have been either printed form or audio recordings. And, it’s so exciting. It feels like a whole new world of opportunity has opened up for us in terms of delivering talks and seminars to people who really want to be serious students.”

While the DVD set isn’t being released until September 1, pre-orders are being taken at their website at

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