Using this book and the Twin Lakes church videos for a small group study. Rene Schlaepfer is an excellent writer. Our group has used some of his other books for our studies. In my opinion, Rene is one of the best communicators of the Gospel around. I highly recommend the book.
Acts Odyssey was a great study about the very beginning of the Christian church in the book of Acts in the Bible. Rene has a way of making this study fun with references to how the early Christians' journey applies to our life and experiences even today. I was able to experience this book as a group study and learned so much—not only about history, but of the apostles' strong faith that carried them in the face of huge resistance to this new movement. I loved it—brought the Bible alive! Rene's best book to date.