Girlfriend hosts Bible Studies in her home. She needs ideas for good discussion based books. Like me we do not like the traditional lecture/shut up student approach that most Fundamentalist prefer. We want interaction, we want to build friendships and pray for people. We want to apply the word of God to our daily lives. We like small groups as do most in our culture. She is more of a conservative SBC while I am in a more moderate IFB church. We both love the NIV as it illuminates the text better in many areas. Most IFB hate the NIV, however. We prefer application based topics. She has fallen in love with MacArthur's Anxious for nothing and Jeremia's Slaying the Giants in your Life. Any ideas for new books with good discussion in a small group bible study format? Thanks.. I warned about some books that are heavy reads, overly complex and not very practical. Unfortunately John Piper has rubbed us both wrong. He is way too deep and not very practical. I also dont think he knows how to write the best. The MacArthur & Jeremiah book I mentioned are good, but she thinks the study guides or lack of one are not the best for a small group home bible study. But she has been very impressed with MacArthur and David Jeremiah's writing abilities. Its just too bad the authors did not invest too much time in a small group discussion based study guide. I have shown her a James MacDonald book which has a decent discussion guide in the book, but she does not prefer James MacDonald.