Nashville, TN (November 4, 2020)
Christian publisher David C. Cook announces the upcoming release of a new Bible study based on the popular streaming series, The Chosen, by author, speaker Amanda Jenkins, American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins and Dr. Douglas S. HuffmanWhat Does It Mean to Be Chosen?: An Interactive Bible Study Guide is based on the groundbreaking television show The Chosen, which has received over 64 million views. Releasing Jan. 21, 2021, this eight-week Bible study guide for individuals and small groups is designed to bring both the Old and New Testaments to life in a brand new way.

As an illustration of the truth of God’s Word and the identity principles laid out in Isaiah 43:1-21, fulfilled in Jesus, The Chosen TV series viewers are taken deeper with the characters and in their understanding of the Bible with What Does It Mean to Be Chosen?: An Interactive Study Guide. The guide not only works in tandem with each of the eight Season 1 episodes of The Chosen, but is also an in-depth study to discover more of Jesus through the culture in which He lived and those He knew and healed.

“Being chosen by Jesus has beautiful and far-reaching implications; although it says even more about the Chooser than the chooses,” says Amanda Jenkins. “We are loved because He’s love. We are saved because He’s merciful. We belong to the family of God because Jesus is our ticket in, making Isaiah 43 and all its perks as true for us today as it was for God’s chosen nation back then.

“But what does it actually mean to be Chosen?” asks Amanda. “To answer that question, we’re going Old school—Testament that is. Which will lead us back to the New. Which will lead us directly to Jesus.”

The Chosen TV series isn’t the end game,” adds Dallas Jenkins, who created, directed and co-wrote The Chosen. “Ultimately, it’s a tool to revive the viewer’s passion for Jesus, but discipleship is the end game, and it’s why we put so much time, effort and prayer into this study guide.”

“Millions of people have watched and been impacted by The Chosen TV series, and we could not be more thrilled to partner with the Jenkinses to offer this incredible new resource to churches and individuals,” says Michael Covington, Vice President Publishing & Acquisitions. “Group leaders, Sunday school teachers and everyone who participates in this interactive study guide will find their faith enriched by the experience.”

Along with contextual Scripture references, character scripts from the series, teaching and suggested discussion prompts, What Does It Mean to Be Chosen? will help readers understand the answer to that titular question.

Being chosen means:
You Are Called
You Rest
You Are Cherished
You Change Course
You Are a Witness
You Are Made New
You Are Established
You Are Carried


About The Chosen:
The Chosen is the first-ever, multi-season original series about the life of Christ from family-friendly streaming app and original content studio, VidAngel. Created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins, the series is surpassing expectations and breaking records. Named the No. 1 crowdfunded media project in history, The Chosen went on to become the first entertainment project to be released around the world in more than 180 countries on its own app. It has also surged onto IMDb’s Top 250 All-time series list and has a 9.8 user score with over 9,800 user reviews, making it the highest rated Faith film project of all time. It further has a 100% critic score and 99% audience score (7,251 ratings) on Rotten Tomatoes.

Endorsed by Alex Kendrick, for KING & COUNTRY, Mandisa, Erwin Lutzer, Liz Curtis Higgs, Tim Tebow and many more, Season 1 of The Chosen has over 64 million views, is subtitled in over twenty languages and is available to watch for free on The Chosen mobile app. Viewers can cast the show’s episodes to popular streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, etc.


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