The Complete Book of Questions: 1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion

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1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion

Most of us realize that raising questions is a powerful way to get interesting dialogue. But asking good ones can be another matter?they?re not always that easy to think up! That?s where The Complete Book of Questions comes in. This book is one big compilation of questions?1001 of them you can use to launch great conversations in almost any context. And many of these questions are likely to trigger other questions you may also wish to ...

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Overview

1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion

Most of us realize that raising questions is a powerful way to get interesting dialogue. But asking good ones can be another matter—they’re not always that easy to think up! That’s where The Complete Book of Questions comes in. This book is one big compilation of questions—1001 of them you can use to launch great conversations in almost any context. And many of these questions are likely to trigger other questions you may also wish to discuss. Think of this book as a tool to spark interaction—and to know and understand others, and yourself, better.

The questions in The Complete Book of Questions have been divided into ten categories for easy reference as shown in the chart below. There are probably as many ways to put this book to use, as there are questions within it! So be creative. Experiment with these 1001 questions in different contexts—and be sure to make the most of the conversations that ensue!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310244202
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 299,764
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.19 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

As Willow Creek Community Church's key evangelism leader for over sixteen years, Garry Poole is the innovator of seeker small groups and a strategist of creative outreach initiatives. Passionate about reaching people for Christ, Garry and his team have trained thousands of leaders to launch seeker small groups in their own settings. His award-winning book, Seeker Small Groups, provides a detailed blueprint for facilitating small group discussions that assist spiritual seekers with investigating Christianity. He also wrote The Complete Book of Questions, a collection of 1001 conversation starters and numerous group study guides including The Three Habits of Highly Contagious Christians; The Tough Questions Series, and Experiencing the Passion of Jesus (with Lee Strobel) to accompany Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ. In 2005, it became the first discussion guide ever to receive the prestigious Charles “Kip” Jordon Christian Book of the Year award. Garry lives in suburban Chicago.

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The Complete Book of Questions

1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion
By Garry Poole

Zondervan

Copyright © 2003 Willow Creek Association
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-24420-X


Chapter One

LIGHT & EASY

1. Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube or roll it? What's the advantage of your method?

2. How many siblings do you have? What's your birth order?

3. What's something you've won and how did you win it?

4. What's one of your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

5. What's something your parents used to say to you as a child that you promised yourself you'd never say-but now you catch yourself saying all the time?

6. What's something you intended to do today, but didn't? Why not?

7. Using only one word per person, what was your first impression of each person present with you now?

8. What's something that people do in traffic that really bothers you?

9. Who is the closest friend you've ever had? Describe that relationship.

10. What books on your shelf are begging to be read?

11. What room in your house best reflects your personality? Explain why.

12. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles usually look like?

13. What do you do if you can't sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive?

14. Which do you do more often: hum or whistle? Hum or whistle your answer.

15. What animal are you the most like? Why? 16. How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it?

17. Do you save old greeting cards and letters, or throw them all away? Why?

18. On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you sing?

19. When you're alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

20. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being your height?

21. When was the last picnic you went on? Describe it.

22. How many discount or savings coupons do you clip in an average month? How many expire before you use them?

23. Who's the biggest "pack rat" you know? 24. Whose autographs have you collected?

25. What's something you should throw away, but can't? Explain.

26. What food items did you eat so far today?

27. How often do you get a haircut? Describe your worst haircut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2007

    Great Questions

    A great set of questions for getting to know others or just thinking about yourself. Almost all the questions are thought-provoking and interesting. It's great for family trips and just spending time with friends. I have used it with groups of all ages and have had my book taken by others who loved it as well. I am ordering two more so I can loan one out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

    Great resource.

    A great book for those who have trouble coming up with getting to know you questions. Great for small groups, one on one, etc. We've even made a game out of asking questions to one another!

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