Celebrating the 12th Anniversary of LeadingWithQuestions.com

All this week we will be celebrating the 12th Anniversary of LeadingWithQuestions.com with “Excerpts: from “340 Questions Jesus Asked!” You can request the download of your free eBook @ LeadingWithQuestions.com/books

By Bob Tiede

Wait!  What?

Whenever I share with friends that I am working on a next edition of 339 Questions Jesus Asked, their immediate response is, “Wait! What? Have you found more questions that Jesus asked?”

YES! As a matter of fact, I have!

One more question! Thanks to one of the readers of 339 Questions Jesus Asked, who emailed me to ask, “Why have you left out Jesus’s question to Paul (then still called Saul) in Acts 9:4? ’Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’“ I instantly realized that I failed to include the book of Acts, when I compiled all 339 questions recorded by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (in the New International Version).

So, yes, this edition includes one more question that Jesus asked and therefore has a new title, 340 Questions Jesus Asked!

The heart of this edition is still the list of the now 340 Questions Jesus Asked, as recorded by Matthew, Mark, Luke (both in his Gospel and in the book of Acts), and John.  A Foreword written by Dr. Sean McDowell has been added, along with 16 new chapters, authored by myself and 12 insightful contributors from around the globe – all with the goal of providing you with additional insights into the questions Jesus asked.

by Sean McDowell:

A good question can change someone’s life. Don’t believe me? Just look at Jesus. He was arguably the greatest communicator of all time. How has he influenced so many lives? Through telling stories and asking questions.

Consider a few life-changing questions of Jesus:

“But who do you say that I am?” Over 2 billion people alive today answer this question as the Son of God. Is there any other question that people can ask (and answer), that has deeper impact on their daily lives and their hopes for eternity, than this one?

“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you?” This powerful question, which Jesus expounded in the parable of the Good Samaritan, enlarges our duty to love not only our friends, but also our enemies. Has any question encouraged more people to love their neighbors than this one?

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” Has any question caused more people to think about their values, and shift the trajectory in their lives, than this one?

These are just a few of the questions Jesus asked that changed individual lives. You and I will obviously not change as many lives as Jesus. But by God’s grace and wisdom, we may be able to influence the lives of people around us. If we learn from the example of Jesus, we can ask meaningful questions that positively shape our family, friends, and co-workers.

Why are questions so powerful for encouraging change? First, they bring greater clarity on beliefs and motivations. Proverbs
20:5 says, “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Questions help us understand what others think, why they think as they do, and discover what deeper purposes motivate them.

Second, questions help build deeper relationships. They invite listening, which binds people together. Questions invite understanding and common ground, which foster bridge-building rather than walls. Relationships give us the platform, medium, and trust to speak into the lives of people and encourage them to change for the good.

Third, they invite people to think. We naturally get defensive when people tell us what to believe, but questions invite personal reflection. If they are posed sincerely, and in good faith, questions can encourage people to reconsider the deepest
commitments that guide their lives.

As you will see in this book, questions do much more than this! I am grateful that my dear friend Bob Tiede has taken the time to compile all the questions of Jesus, to offer some helpful commentary, and to invite some others alongside him to reflect on them. This book has both professional and personal value. While it is written for Christians, there are some remarkable insights here for non-Christians willing to learn from the greatest communicator of all time.

One last thing: This book will not only equip you to influence lives around you, but it will also change you. Prepare yourself.
Before we can change the world around us, we need to look within. I hope this book will encourage, equip, and convict you
to wrestle with the most important questions ever asked.

Are you ready?

Sean McDowell, Ph.D., is a professor of apologetics at Biola University. Sean is a popular YouTuber and the author or co-author of more than 20 books including, End the Stalemate: Move Past Cancel Culture to Meaningful Conversations (Tyndale Elevate, 2024).

Today I am much more a “Curator” than an “Originator”

You may recall that shortly after I launched my blog in 2012 I had a crisis!  16 posts into this journey I was out of content!  I had shared everything I knew about “Leading With Questions” and had nothing more I could think of to add!

So I prayed one of those quickie prayers many of us pray from time to time, “Lord, what do I do now?”  And almost instantly I had an answer:  “Search Google to see if anyone else has written posts that relate to your theme of ‘Leading With Questions.'”  My search quickly identified 5 posts that I thought were really good.  I figured out the email addresses for each author and sent off 5 emails requesting their permission to “Repost” their “Posts” as a “Guest Post” on my blog!  Within 24 hours I had 5 “YES’s!”

Click HERE to request your free “340 Questions Jesus Asked” eBook today!

As evidenced by the stats above, today I am much more of a curator of “Leading With Questions” content than an originator.  And you, my subscriber, are the beneficiary – as together we learn from incredibly effective leaders, from around the globe, who are “Leading With Questions!”

Bob Tiede

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 52 years. He currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Bob and his wife, Sherry, live in Plano, TX and are blessed with 4 incredible children and 8 remarkable grandchildren.

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2 thoughts on “Celebrating the 12th Anniversary of LeadingWithQuestions.com

  1. Warren Culwell says:

    Great, thoughtful stuff!! Congrats on all the progress over these years! And Thank you!!!

    1. Bob Tiede says:

      Thank You Warren! Very appreciated!

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