For the Life of the World is an entertaining film series and study that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?”
Join Evan Koons and his friends – Stephen Grabill, Amy Sherman, Anthony Bradley, Makoto Fujimura, John M. Perkins, Tim Royer and Dwight Gibson – as they discover a “new perspective,” the BIGGER picture of what it means to be “in the world, not of it.” This companion Field Guide to the For the Life of the World seven-part film series will help you, your friends, church or organization investigate God’s Economy of All Things – OIKONOMIA (a Greek word that has a lot to say about God’s plan for his creation, the world, and us.)
The companion Field Guide jump-starts group and individual investigation and includes additional content to enhance the film experience. Included are Seven Episode Trail Guides that inspire creative exploration and discussion. Each Trail Guide offers an episode introduction from Evan, quick definitions for key terms and ideas, discussion questions, and guidance for Scripture study and prayer. Introductory content features cast bios, a Biblical overview of exile in both Old and New Testaments, additional information about the influential Field Scholars behind the series, and significant Field Sightings discovered along the journey.
Explore how God’s purposes are woven into every area of our lives: family, work, art, charity, education, government, recreation and all creation! The Bible calls us Strangers and Pilgrims, living in "the now and not yet" of God’s Kingdom Come on earth. We are also called to be salt and light and have a transforming presence among our neighbors. Rediscover the role of the church and how our lives lived on earth matter in God’s plan for the world.
NOTE: The film series is available in DVD/Bluray combo packs or via StudySpace Streaming and Flannel Digital Rental. Each episode covers a vast terrain, inviting viewers to watch the series more than once for new insights. The companion Field Guide is designed to enrich the viewing experience and fuel deep exploration.