The study is divided into six one hour sessions with a 7-minute video for each chapter. Each video features a passage of  Scripture, commentary by  scholars, and a Swanson work of art based on that passage.  Included are:
• A Visit (Luke 1:26-38)
• The Nativity (Luke 2:1-7)
• The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)
• Epiphany ((Matthew 2:1-12)
• Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:21-40)
• Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)

Along with the DVD, the discussion guide has suggested questions and beautiful full-color artwork.

To watch a preview of this resource: Thrill of Hope

We are grateful to the Rev. Dr. Hugh Farquhar of Riverview, NB for previewing this resource for us. Here are his comments:

“…excellent resource for an adult Advent-Christmas study group. The use of art creates an imaginative doorway into the narratives and the questions in the guide encourage an interactive dynamic. …found the questions provocative and helping to build bridges between the stories and contemporary life. (DVD is) both informative and spiritually nourishing, …uniting head and heart. The vibrancy of the art (colourful and full of symbolism) suggests a celebrative approach to the Season as a whole. …can’t think of (a resource) that treats these stories any better. It immerses one in the beauty of Swanson’s art and the beauty of the Scriptural texts.”