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Serendipity Bible: For Personal and Small Group Study Hardcover – October 1, 1996
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From the Back Cover
A Bible study for every person, every group, every interest, every need
Serendipity is what happens when two or three get together and share their livesand the Holy Spirit does something beautiful when least expected. The Serendipity Bible makes leading a small group easier, even if youve never led a Bible study before. You dont have to be a gifted teacher, because everything you need to lead a great small group is here in one flexible and easy-to-use package.
The Serendipity Bible offers 60 course outlines for every felt need: spirituality, marketplace, recovery, marriage, and a myriad of special needs. It offers studies for every demographic: couples, singles, parents, youth, men, women, and many more. You can study the Bible by topic, book, or stories, or through studies that take you through the church year.
Beginner studies use questions that are open-ended, promote sharing, and feature hard-hitting, relevant endings. Advanced Bible teachings take groups deeper with questions that help leaders start the meeting, take the group through the reading, and create an effective close to the meeting. Thousands of penetrating study questions and extensive study helps make the Serendipity Bible a flexible and exciting tool for Bible study leaders as well as for personal study.
Developed in partnership with Serendipity House, an organization with years of experience in creating innovative Bible studies, the Serendipity Bible is an outstanding resource for Bible study groups of all kinds. Its the ideal choice for groups that want to mine the riches of Gods Word; for individuals who want a superb personal study Bible; and for leaders who may lack the experience, but not the heart, for conducting group Bible studies that make a difference.
About the Author
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 BD degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD 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.
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Top customer reviews
The men's Bible-study group at my church has used this resource on and off for three years, and we all like it a lot. We gravitated toward the NIV in the beginning, since some of us were new to looking up Scripture references, and it was handy for everyone to be able to turn to the same page to find our text or go on a Scripture Safari together.
Now that we are a bit more adept, we still use the discussion guides and margin questions as discussion starters, but we all have our favorite versions of translation. The discussion guides ask serious questions for serious learners, so they are not for the faint of heart or for people who do not have definite intentions toward more fruitful lifestyles. But even small groups of people who know each other well can use these guides to understand the Bible better and apply it more fully.