When No Discussion Guide is Available - Religion and Spirituality
Religion & Spirituality Discussion Questions
1. For the person who chose this book: What made you want to read it? What made you suggest it to the group for discussion? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?
2. How does the author portray religion and spirituality in this book? Can you relate to the characters and their motivations? Has the author adequately presented and supported his or her premise? In what ways?
3. Has reading this book made you think about religion or spirituality in your own life in a new or different way? How so? Do you think the author has painted a realistic picture of the presence of spirituality in everyday life?
4. How much did you know about the author and his or her spirituality before you started reading the book? Were you familiar with the author's platform, and did this influence your decision to choose the work? Did the book live up to your expectations of the author? Did it exceed your expectations? Why or why not?
5. Have group members reached a common consensus about the spiritual value of this work? If opinions differ, what are the major points of contention?
6. Compare this book to others your group has read. Is it similar to any of them? Did you like it more or less than other books you've read? What do you think will be your lasting impression of the book?
7. Compare this book to others your group has read. Is it similar to any of them? Did you like it more or less than other books you've read? What do you think will be your lasting impression of the book?
8. What did you like or dislike about the book that hasn't been discussed already? Were you glad you read this book? Would you recommend it to a friend? Do you want to read more works by this author?