Rose Publishing’s Christ in the Passover PowerPoint CD-ROM – Rating: 9.5

Rose Publishing's Christ In the Passover CD-ROM PowerpointI was asked by Rose Publishing to do a review on one of their unique resources that covers how we can see Christ in the Passover and its celebration.  This material is a PowerPoint presentation with supporting resources that make this a very valuable resource to have. This review is based on the multiple electronic files that come with this Christ in the Passover PowerPoint CD-ROM.

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QUICK SUMMARY:

**See all sections below for full detailed review**

Any time that we can get a better overall understanding of how the Bible all ties together, this is obviously a very good thing. Rose Publishing contacted me to do a review for their Christ in the Passover PowerPoint CD-ROM.

This resource is a very unique one in that it goes over the background of the Passover, then moves into an explanation of the celebration and the symbolism used in the Passover, followed by an explanation of how do to a Christian Seder which the set order of how to celebrate the Passover.

The CD-ROM comes with an 80-slide PowerPoint file (actually two files – a PowerPoint 97-2003 file and a PowerPoint presentation pptx file),  27 page presentation handouts with about 3 large thumbnails of the slides on each page, a 7 page worksheet that includes a checklist for doing a Christian Seder, recipes for the Seder, readings for the Seder and a nice glossary. The CD-ROM contains PowerPoint files for both PC and Mac.

I really appreciate how Rose put this together to give an excellent understanding of what the Passover is and how it points to Christ in symbolism. We often read about the Passover being referenced in many parts of the Scripture, but seldom take time out to understand and appreciate the beauty of the symbolism and celebration and reflection that it is meant to be. They also do some nice comparisons between the Seder and the Lord’s Supper that we practice today.

This is a resource that I would recommend for sure. You could use it for personal use to learn, but more often than not, PowerPoint is a tool for presenting to others, so it would be excellent for settings like classrooms, teaching sermons in church, small groups and many more. Highly recommended.

I received a digital copy of this resource from Rose Publishing in return for my completely honest opinion in this review.

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DESCRIPTION OF THIS RESOURCE

Type of Resource: Reference Pamphlet
Publisher: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: February 20, 2009
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-1596363670
Price: At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get this book is at Christianbook.com.  They have it for $26.99– suggested retail from the publisher is $39.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential tax or shipping charges.

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363670: Christ in the Passover: PowerPoint CD-ROM Christ in the Passover: PowerPoint CD-ROM
By Rose PublishingDiscover the Old Testament roots of the Lord’s Supper. Starting with the Old Testament origin of Passover, this presentation takes you through Jesus’ observance of Passover, his death as our Passover Lamb, and the modern-day Seder celebration. Includes a step-by-step guide to celebrating a Christian Seder at your church. A great way for believers to prepare their hearts for Easter!This ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation includes more than 100 slides with all of the text and graphics. You control the timing, order, and speed.

  • Shows the parallels between the Passover in the Old Testament and the work of Jesus Christ as the perfect Passover lamb in the New Testament. This is a good way of explaining the Jewish roots of Christianity.
  • Includes a Christian Passover Seder script, with everything you will need, including the recipes. Our staff held a seder and it was very meaningful. It takes only 30 minutes and is good for all ages. Children have fun participating finding the hidden matzah bread that symbolizes Jesus. The Christian Seder can be used at home, in a small group, a Bible study, or a class.
  • Gives insights into the symbolism in the Lord’s Supper and the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples.

Mac and PC compatible—System requirements:

  • An existing installation of Microsoft PowerPoint® 2001 or higher (this CD-ROM does not come with the PowerPoint application) and Adobe Acrobat® Reader 4.0 or higher (if you wish to print out the handouts)
  • Minimum for PCs: Pentium III or better, Windows 98, 98 2nd ed., NT®4.0 with Service Pack 6, Millennium, or Windows Professional, a CD drive, 256-Color Monitor
  • Minimum for Macintoshes: Mac OS 8.5 or higher; PowerPC,G3, or higher; a CD drive, 256-Color Monitor

Rose Publishing Product Code: 739X

Physical Characteristics:
Size: CD-ROM
Number of Pages: 80 slides in PowerPoint file (both PC and Mac versions), 7 pages of worksheets and 27 pages of presentation handouts.

Typeface and Print:
From a layout perspective, the PowerPoint file is very nicely done and the worksheets and handouts are very clean and user-friendly.  I really feel that this resource will help many people gain a better understanding of the symbolism in the Passover and how it points to Christ.

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MY REACTIONS:

OK, this is the part where I get to tell you about how I like or dislike this resource in a detailed manner.

Ease of Use:

This resource is very well designed and easy to use.  From the nicely designed PowerPoint presentation, to the supporting handouts and worksheets, this help you understand the Passover celebration and see the importance of it with how it points to Christ.

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MY CHRISTIAN REVIEWER RATINGS:

Below, we have the overall ratings that I would give to this particular resource with a 1 to 10 range.

Quality:  n/a  – Typically when I rate Bibles and books, this Quality section is based on the physical quality and/or durability of the physical copy.  Since I cannot attest to this due to reviewing electronic PowerPoint and PDF files, I am actually going to leave this one as “n/a” or Not Applicable.  If I end up with a hard copy in my hands, I will update this rating accordingly.  For now, I will not factor it into my overall final rating.
Appearance: 9.3 – Overall, this is done very nicely.  Design of the PowerPoint and supporting documentation is very nice and the content is good.
Value: 9.6 – I am going to base this strictly on content and not physical properties since I have a digital copy.  As for the content alone, I would rate this high as a fantastic teaching tool to help you understand the beauty of a Seder and Passover and how they relate to us today.
Innovation: n/a  – Nothing particularly innovative from my perspective so I won’t use this as an adjustment factor.
Other/Wildcard: n/a – No wildcards to speak of, so I won’t use this as an adjustment factor.

Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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Company Summary:

From the publisher’s website:  Rose Bible Reference resources help believers to love God by deepening their understanding of who God is.  Packed with charts, timelines, and simple summaries, Rose products are designed to make the Bible and its teachings easy to understand. Our prayer is that as readers continue to dive into the Word of God their love for the Lord will deepen as they gain understanding.  Rose Publishing is based in Torrance, CA.

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– Michael

https://thechristianreviewer.wordpress.com

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