6 Ways Mentoring Brings the Generations Together

Today guest blogger, Janet Thompson, shares about the importance of mingling generations in both small groups and mentoring relationships. I reviewed her terrific book, Mentoring for all Seasons, last week. Enjoy! My husband and I met in a small group at Saddleback Church. We’ve been small group leaders since the early days of our marriage. […]

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9 Book Reviews: Summer 2017

Here I review nine of my favorite books from this summer’s reading pile. They range from serious to downright fun in these categories: Consciousness, the Soul & the Brain Worship & Art Christian Living Inspirational Fiction Consciousness, the Soul & the Brain Review:  The Soul: How We know It’s Real and Why It Matters By […]

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Encouraging More Talk in Quiet Discussion Groups

A small group leader asks: “My discussion group is quiet, and I seem to be doing most of the talking. The group members complete a workbook at home, but they’re not sharing their answers much. Do you have any ideas about how to encourage more discussion?” This is a question I’ve spent a lot of time praying […]

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‘The Story’ Guide Book Finished!

I’ve finished The Story: Personal Journal & Discussion Guide and you can get it free here! This guidebook takes you through the overall grand themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It accompanies Zondervan’s The Story, which groups Bible excerpts into thirty-one chapters. The Personal Journal & Discussion Guide adds questions that help you […]

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“Seek” Book Recommendation

I’ve started many seeker and new believer Bible studies over the years, and this is the book I wish I’d had: Seek: A woman’s guide to meeting God. Too often I’ve used books that lost women in the first two weeks as theological terms bounced about causing more confusion than clarity. That isn’t the case […]

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Jesus & the Timid Woman

What can we learn from Jesus about making people feel valued? Plenty—especially from the way he treated a woman too shy to speak to him. She wasn’t ready to open up Jesus was on his way to heal the daughter of an important man, Jairus. Jairus was a synagogue ruler, while this woman hiding in […]

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