On Monday night, the arts ministry at my church hosted a wonderful launch event for friends and family. It was the very first time I actually held the real book in my hand!
People bought books (which was lovely!), but they were also asking about the companions DVDs, which I didn’t have on hand. (Shhh, please don’t tell my publisher.)
In case you didn’t know, Keeping Place is also offered as a five-session DVD teaching series produced in partnership by RightNow Media and Intervarsity Press.
For the record, I did make a decided effort to improve upon the video teaching that I did for Teach Us to Want. (Because who gets class on this?) I made Ryan sit and watch all the teaching sessions with me. We decided what worked and what didn’t. (You can only guess which list was longer.) Then we watched videos by other people, who are much better and more experienced than I am. In the Keeping Place DVDs, I have tried imitating them all.
Tried smiling more. Tried talking faster. Tried being more personable.
You can decide for yourself if I managed any of that.
In case you’re interested in using the DVDs for a small group, there are discussion questions in the book, both for the book and video content.
And lastly, many thanks for the terrific team at RightNow Media with whom it’s a real pleasure to work!