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Reading Group Guide

Discussion Questions

Courting Trouble

1.How did you feel at the end of the
book when Essie didn’t get a man?

2.Do you think a woman needs a man to be
a “complete” person? Why or why not?

3.Do you think it’s all right to marry a good, decent man you aren’t in love with? Why or why not?

4.What is the difference between being “joyful” in life and “content” with the life?

5.What are some practical things we could do to change “content” into “joy”?

6.We live in a culture that goes two-by-two.
What can we do to be more sensitive to the
needs of our singles?

7.What was your favorite scene and why?

8.Essie learned a different lesson with each man.
What lesson did she learn after her experience with Hamilton?
With Adam? With Ewing?

9.What are some ways that Essie could have
avoided being deceived by Adam?

10.What was the overall lesson Essie learned?
What are some other situations (besidessingleness) that we could apply this truth to? (barrenness, etc.)

11.On a five star system, how many stars would
you give this book? Why?

Courting Trouble
by Deeanne Gist

  • Publication Date: June 1, 2007
  • Genres: Christian, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • ISBN-10: 0764202251
  • ISBN-13: 9780764202254