Monday, August 17, 2015

DVD Review - Lazarus Awakening Study Pack


Mary worshiped. Martha served. But what did Lazarus do to experience Jesus’s lavish love?

Filmed in the Holy Land, this DVD companion to Joanna Weaver’s book Lazarus Awakening explores the incredible truth that Jesus loves us apart from our works or our worthiness. He wants to call us out of our tombs and into friendship with Him.

Designed for use with the book and companion study guide, this three-disc DVD Bible study is formatted for both individual and group use, with content suitable for both men and women.
·         In-depth Bible study: Features eight 15- to 17-minute video sessions.
·         Bonus “Israel Moment” videos explore the life of Christ and the Holy Land.
·         Designed for use with the study guide and book.
·         Leader’s guide, promotional material, and retreat format included.


Joanna Weaver is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book With This Ring. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and HomeLife. Joanna and her pastor-husband, John, have three children and live in Montana. Visit her website at 


I recently read Joanna Weaver's book, "Lazarus Awakening" and was so excited to have the chance to review her Bible study and DVD series. She's a marvelous teacher in her books and I couldn't wait to do the Bible study!

The first thing I noticed when I received my DVD set was how wonderfully it was packaged. Now, this may seem like a trite thing, but how often have you been disappointed to receive a DVD set and hear shaking going on inside the box and know that your precious DVD you just received is probably scratched? These DVD's were in a wonderful case with even a square of foam inside to keep things from moving around .

I then started the Bible study. All I can say is, "Wow!" Joanna is a marvelous teacher and she brings such clarity to the Biblical teaching of Lazarus. She teaches the series from Israel and takes us to the places where Jesus walked and to the town where Lazarus lived and was raised. The scenery is breath-taking and I love how you can hear the birds singing in the background behind her talking in some of the shots. It makes you feel as though you are right there in Israel with her!

Next, I love how clearly Joanna speaks. You can understand everything she says and there's no re-winding the DVD to try and capture her words. She's animated with her love for Jesus and it brings an excitement to her teaching.

The Bible study guide is very well laid out. You have the section where you watch the DVD and fill in the blanks, and again, Joanna makes this very clear in the videos. It's written at the bottom of the screen with the blank there and then is filled in so you can clearly see what you should write in your own book. You then have study on your own - going through the Bible and writing in your book where indicated.

I absolutely love this study! I learned so much and it brought me into a greater understanding of my walk with Jesus. I love her analogy of how, like Lazarus, once Jesus calls us, we can unwrap those bindings that had us living dead for so long. It's just an amazing Bible study and would be wonderful as a women's ministry study in a church, for a small group, or done on your own, like I did. It will bring you closer to the Lord and give you a greater understanding of how the Lord truly wants to set you free. I give this study/DVD set 5 out of 5 stars. You can find the link below to purchase your own set.

*This Bible study/DVD set was provided to me for my honest review by the Blogging for Books program. 

Blessings - Julie

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