Life-changing Bible studies for small groups * Everything you need to lead a group Bible study * Thousands of penetrating study questions * 60 course plans for 10 different kinds of groups Leading a small group just got easier Hot coffee, donuts, and hearts that are hungry for more than just snacks--all the makings of a great Bible study group. Get the most out of your times together with the NIV Serendipity Bible. You don't have to be a gifted teacher or leader to make it happen. The Serendipity Bible gives you everything you need in one practical, flexible, easy-to-use package. It provides Bible study leaders with ready-made, life-changing discussion questions on any passage of Scripture. In-text study questions help groups open discussion, dig deeper into the meaning of a passage, and reflect on life application. The 200 studies and 60 course plans address the needs of ten different groups, including men, women, singles, youth, and more. With the ready-made studies in the Serendipity Bible, the only thing a group leader has to prepare in the coffee!
Features include: * Thousands of penetrating study questions * 60 felt-need course plans for ten different kinds of groups * 16 topical study courses offer basic and deeper question tracks for study * 200 Bible story questionnaires offer another study alternative * Separate studies for each book of the Bible * Lectionary-based Bible studies for churches that follow the church year calendar * 200 general group studies address the needs of ten different groups, including men, women, singles, youth, recovery, and more * "Open-Dig-Reflect" questions help you discover each other's hearts and apply God's Word to your life * 32 two-color introduction pages help you use this Bible more effectively * Presentation page
Lyman Coleman is one of the pioneers of the small group movement. He is a graduate of Baylor University, where he first became involved in small group ministry through the Navigators and Young Life. At New York University, he wrote his first program for small groups, Growth by Groups, which combines the spiritual disciples of the Navigators with the group accountability of Alcoholics Anonymous. Since the 1960s, Lyman has produced many training courses that have trained over 500,000 people in seminars held throughout North America. Lyman is the general editor of the Serendipity New Testament, the Serendipity Bible for Group and Personal Study, and the Serendipity Student Bible. Richard Peace is Associate Professor of Evangelism and Media at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He obtained a B.D. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. at the University of Natal in South Africa. He is one of the founding members of African Enterprise, an international, interdenominational team of men working in Africa to assist the churches with evangelism. His professional experience ranges from university lecturing (in mathematics and engineering) to geological research. He is married and has two daughters. Brenda Quinn, former staff editor for Serendipity House and editorial coordinator for MOPS International, Inc., is cowriter of study guides for both "The Jesus I Never Knew" and "What's So Amazing About Grace?" She coauthored the devotional "Meet the Bible" with Philip Yancey. Brenda lives with her husband and son in Colorado.