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Jesus the Game Changer (2 Dvds)

Jesus the Game Changer (2 Dvds)

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This two DVD set brings together 30 of today's leading authors, academics, broadcasters, and evangelists to explore the many ways in which Jesus changed the world - and why it matters. Topics covered include the value of all people, role of women, democracy and care for the poor. Interviewees include Eric Metaxas, John Ortberg, Rico Tice, Rodney Stark, Miroslav Volf, and Christine Caine.

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About "Jesus the Game Changer (2 Dvds)"

This two DVD set brings together 30 of today's leading authors, academics, broadcasters, and evangelists to explore the many ways in which Jesus changed the world - and why it matters. Topics covered include the value of all people, role of women, democracy and care for the poor. Interviewees include Eric Metaxas, John Ortberg, Rico Tice, Rodney Stark, Miroslav Volf, and Christine Caine.
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How the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world, and why it matters!
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Meet the Authors

Karl Faase

Karl Faase is the Senior Pastor at Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney's southern suburbs and is one of the most experienced Christian radio & television presenters in Australia. His Daily Nudge radio spots are played around Australia and in the UK. Karl's television shows are regularly featured on Christian cable stations and free to air.

Karl was the Executive Director of the Australian Arrow Leadership Development Program until December 2010 - a national leadership development program for emerging Christian leaders across Australia and the co-founder of the Media Project, Jesus. All about life a high profile media campaign working in conjunction with local church participation. Karl currently serves on the Australian board of BGEA and Samaritans Purse.

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a truly versatile and prolific writer, whose works have ranged from popular apologetics to meticulously researched biographies, from cutting edge articles in top periodicals to children's storybooks. Whether it's essays, reviews, satire, or even poetry, Eric is a master communicator with the written word. He has even worked on Veggie Tales! His works have been translated into over twenty languages.

Eric is extensively involved in broadcasting, hosting his own syndicated radio program The Eric Metaxas Show since 2015, featuring in-depth interviews with high profile guests. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News as a cultural commentator. He is an in-demand speaker internationally, and has delivered addresses at the White House, West Point, and many universities; he has also moderated public debates involving such high profile - and controversial - figures as Bishop John Spong, Peter Singer; and Bart Ehrman.

Eric's New York Times bestseller titles include the acclaimed Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (2011 ECPA Book of the Year); as well as Miracles; Seven Women; Seven Men; Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. He has written more than thirty children's books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It's Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman.

Eric's writing was first published in Atlantic Monthly, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Regeneration Quarterly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet and First Things. The American Booksellers Association chose Metaxas's The Birthday ABC as a 1995 Pick of the List and Amazon.com honored his Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving with their Number One Bestseller Award for Thanksgiving 1999.

Eric is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, a monthly event in New York City featuring entertaining and thought provoking discussions involving such speakers as Sir John Polkinghorne, Dr Armand Nicholi, Os Guinness, Lauren F. Winner and Peter Kreeft.

Eric was born in Queens, New York City in 1963 and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. His father is of Greek descent and his mother of German, and he was raised in a Greek Orthodox environment, though he now attends the evangelical St George's Episcopal Church in New York. He graduated from Yale University, where he edited the humour magazine and won prizes for fiction writing. Eric now lives in Manhattan with his wife Susanne and their daughter.

Christine Caine

A sought after speaker around the world, Christine Caine is passionate about the God life and seeing the local Church flourish across the earth.

She is a gifted communicator with a heart for reaching the lost and helping people unlock their God-given potential.

Christine is known for her tell-it-like-it-is, passionate, (and often humorous) way of communicating profound messages of hope and inspiration. Her message is impacting the lives of leaders, women, youth, the wider church and the unchurched across all continents.

She is one of the pastors and directors of Equip and Empower Ministries, as well as the founder of The A21 Campaign. Together with her husband Nick, and daughters Catherine and Sophia, Christine spends much of the year travelling to reach the lost, strengthen leadership, champion the cause of justice and build the local Church globally.

Her books include: A Life Unleashed, The Core Issue, Run To Win and Can I Have (and do) It All, Please?

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John Ortberg

John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.
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Rodney Stark

Rodney Stark (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is the Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. His twenty-seven books on the history and sociology of religion include The Rise of Christianity; Cities of God; One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism; For the Glory of God, which won the 2004 Award of Merit for History/Biography from Christianity Today; and The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success and most recently Discovering God Winner of the 2008 Christianity Today Award of Merit in Theology/Ethics.
Koorong - Editorial Review.

Rico Tice

Rico Tice is Senior Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls Church, Langham Place in London. Born in Chile before being educated in England, Rico spent a year working at a church in inner city Liverpool and then studied history at Bristol University (where he was captain of the rugby team). He went on to graduate from theological college at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. As a passionate evangelist, he has spent recent years developing Christianity Explored which he co-wrote with Barry Cooper. Rico has led the Oxford University 'OICCU' Mission, and he is a National Director of Christians in Sport. He is a regular speaker at missions and evangelistic events around the world. Rico's hobbies are rugby, golf, and films.

Miroslav Volf

Miroslav Volf (Dr. Theol., University of Tubingen) is the Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology. Professor Volf's recent books include Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award, and The End Of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World.

A member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Professor Volf was involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (most recently in Christian-Muslim dialogue). A native of Croatia, he regularly teaches and lectures in Central and Eastern Europe.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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Brilliant!
5 stars By Jacqueline, Jun 01 2017
This is the best dvd series for life groups that we have ever done. In ten sessions it shows how Jesus has made a huge difference in every area of our society and lives. Although Karl is Australian, he interviews people from all over the world. We loved the depth of insight that it bought to us. The series raised lots of good discussion in our group. The sessions were practical as in they didn't only give information but when complemented with the discussion guide really made us think as to how knowing the difference Jesus has made in each area can make a difference in our own lives and how we can reach others. This is a must for every group to do
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Highly recommend!
5 stars By Keona, Feb 02 2017
I enjoyed this series so much during life group that I purchased it so we can watch it as a family!
Highly informative and interesting!!
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Jesus the Game Changer is a winner
5 stars By Darryl Eyb, Jul 27 2016
Jesus the Game Changer is the latest video release from Olive Tree Media. In short, the DVD series is a winner. It features 10 episodes, each 28 minutes long, which explore the person of Jesus, and the impact his teaching and followers had on society.


Jesus the Game Changer follows on from Olive Tree Media's previous release Towards Belief. Karl Faase returns as host and once again conducts interviews with prominent thinkers from around the world. Since the series is arranged thematically, it is his input and cheerful presence which bring the episodes together.


The focus is on seeing how Jesus' teaching shaped modern Western society.  To achieve this the series looks first at Jesus, and then how his teaching informs several broad subjects. The subject areas feature not only Jesus' teaching but also cases studies demonstrating how this has been enacted by followers of Jesus.


Visually the series is well put together. Some interviews are outdoors, others in offices and churches, while others are in seemingly abandoned buildings. I don't really understand the need for the last location but visually it works.


Faase's interviews are short but speak volumes into the subject they cover. They are informative and inspiring. Given the variety of sources, he creates a strong case for the positive influence of Christianity within society. As too the case studies. These help move the series from an academic exercise to show how faith and reality collide.
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  • Catalogue Code 453827
  • Product Code 9780994543400
  • ISBN 0994543409
  • EAN 9780994543400
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category Courses
  • Publisher Olive Tree Media
  • Publication Date Jul 2016
  • Sales Rank #315
  • Weight 0.093kg
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