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

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

by Garry Poole


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ISBN-13: 9780310244202
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 415,715
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.19(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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

Chapter One


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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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