"Here are 100 stories and discussion starters to make the heart beat faster and the brain think harder. The hard work of preparing another youth group session just got easier, and – more importantly – the impact of that effort will go deeper."
Russell Rook Partner, the Good Faith Partnership
"A rich resource for busy youth workers who want to connect faith with issues from everyday life."
Jenny Baker Writer, author of 'Run for Your Life'
"Will generate the creativity, energy and provocative discussions about God's Word and our society to enable young people to grapple with the issues. I strongly endorse and recommend this book – well done, Martin"
Roy Crowne Executive Director, 'HOPE'
The Ideas Factory
100 adaptable discussion starters to help young people explore what the Bible has to say about everyday issues.
Books, Activity Resources
Youth workers know that conversation is key for helping young people explore their faith – but it can be hard to get it going.
This book from Martin Saunders is here to help. The Ideas Factory provides 100 adaptable discussion starters: a brief story, usually factual, is followed by a series of provocative questions. 100 double-page spreads contain a story on the left-hand page and questions on the right. Stories explore a topic pertinent to young people, e.g. drugs, truancy, parental relationships; or an important biblical concept, e.g. giving, the afterlife, love. Questions begin with general discussion and move on to what the Bible has to say. Extra questions are included for use with unchurched young people.
The last 25 discussion starters provide a journey through the main stories and themes of the Bible. This priceless resource will make your session preparation easier, and make the impact of your efforts go deeper.
Suitable for: 11-19 year olds