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Free resource: discussion guide for James

“James: Mercy Triumphs” by Beth Moore

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Free: Supplemental Discussion Guide for Beth Moore’s James: Mercy Triumphs

Beth Moore’s inspiring workbook, James: Mercy Triumphs (Member Book), is broken into sections meant to be covered in a single week. However, not all discussion groups are able to cover that much material in a week and so they break the chapters into two or three parts, showing the video on the day with the fewest questions.

But there aren’t always enough discussion questions if the weeks are broken up like this. That’s where this supplemental discussion guide comes in. It chooses key questions from the workbook and adds new questions. There are even optional questions to cover if time permits. Tips for leading discussions are scattered throughout.


Free resource: discussion guide for Screwtape Letters

“The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis

Free: Discussion Guide for C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters

This classic work by C. S. Lewis features letters from a senior tempter to a junior tempter on how to tempt people (or “patients,” as he calls them). The Screwtape Letters is a classic that I read over and over, pondering over Lewis’s many perceptive and humorous insights.

The discussion guide is arranged so that small group members can read a chapter per week and then meet to discuss the chapters. Each chapter of the book has a page devoted to it with related Scriptures and discussion questions. When Clay and I did this series with a Sunday school class, he taught on the Scripture passage from the discussion guide.



Free resource: Discussion guide for Zoo

“A New View From the Zoo” by Gary Richmond

Free: Discussion Guide for Gary Richmond’s A New View From The Zoo

Pastor Gary Richmond’s delightful book, A New View From The Zoo, is a collection of stories drawn from his years as a zookeeper. He skillfully illustrates biblical concepts with touching, frequently funny tales of furry and slithery creatures.

One thing I love about this book is that it’s perfect for reading to the whole family. I used it during a winter break when my discussion group wanted lighter fare while the children were home from school, and the parents could share their children’s reactions.

This one-page discussion guide divides the book into seven weeks covering five chapters each.