Ever find yourself unable to think of anything to say? Need an ace-in-the-hole to start the conversation when you are at a mix-and-mingle? Do you lead a small group of some kind – a book club, a work group, a Bible study? Are you the one always trying to find an ice breaker activity? Have a difficult time finding a subject to discuss with your grandchildren? This book of 1001 conversation starters was included in the Big Deal Sale and is still selling for $2.99 today. After asking myself what was keeping me from buying the book and not getting a good answer, I one-clicked.
The questions start with ones most everyone will feel comfortable answering. Well, except #10: What books on your shelf are begging to be read? My answer: All of them and please don’t ask how many that is. (You might want to update this question to include books on your Kindle.) 🙂
The questions become more probing and personal as the book progresses. Here are a couple you might ask your teenager: # 539. What does it mean when two people are said to have “chemistry?” or #559. What’s the best way to resist peer pressure?
If you want to create a record of your life or your relatives’ lives, the questions in the Blast from the Past chapter might help you get the process started. I need to ask my father #304: What was your first job? How much did you get paid?
The book’s final chapters address ethics and spiritual matters and ask probing questions about faith, eternity, and the role of religion in society. You can search all through the book, but you won’t find answers. This is about what you and those you are talking with think, not what the author of the book thinks.
Written by Garry Poole, The Complete Book of Questions: 1001 Conversation Starters for Any Occasion is available for only $2.99.