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 […]Continue reading
‘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 […]Continue reading
“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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading