Speaker Anthony Robbins observed, “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” I have found that to be true. In fact, I don’t think it would be an overstatement for me to say that questions have changed my life and become the markers of significant events.


Life is a journey, one in which we seek to find our way and make a difference. Questions help us to make that journey. In fact, the word question is derived from the Latin root word quaerere meaning “ask” or “seek.” It has the same root as the word quest. Sometimes the questions come from others. Sometimes the questions are ones we ask. Either way, the answers mark us.

John C. Maxwell, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership (New York City, NY: Center Street, 2014).

I believe asking questions is one of the best ways to teach. Toward this end, I have devoted a good part of my life to writing discussion-based Bible study lessons that have groups talking. Check them out at www.mybiblestudylessons.com