Monday, January 25, 2016

Foundations of Honor DVD Study

The “Foundations of Honor Study Guide: Building a Powerful Community” (Loving On Purpose, Nov. 17 2015) teaches readers to build solid foundations of honor in their lives, homes, businesses, churches and communities.The Foundations of Honor Study Guide addresses questions on honor, confrontation and more through a comprehensive study of the core values, practices, and cultural effects of honor. Clear biblical teaching and illustrations, along with provoking questions and targeted action points, equip and train readers to examine their own foundations and build a solid foundation of honor in their lives, homes, businesses, churches, and communities. The Foundations of Honor Study Guide is designed to work with the Foundations of Honor Teaching Series as a 10-session course suitable for both individuals and groups. (from Amazon)

My Review: The definition I heard that seemed to sum up the whole thing is "treat others as you would Jesus." The only other sentence I could add would be Matthew 7:12 (and Luke 6:31), "Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you." This is how I was raised. Not how I always act, but I have always tried to be courteous and respectful of others. And, I am usually surrounded by people who are the same in their treatment of others.

Of course, I have seen people who scream at or are disrespectful to others. I have had it directed at me. So, I am guessing the point of this study is dealing with people who do not know how to treat others, especially with confrontations, or how to respond. I have to confess, this is not the study for me. Ten weeks of people talking about talking is more than I can handle. Then, there is the overuse of the word empower in the study guide. That word annoys me---a lot. The meaning of it is to help people gain confidence, and there is nothing wrong with that; it just sounds so egocentric that it has negative connotations when I see it. 

I received this study at no cost in exchange for an honest review from Shelton Interactive.

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