1. What are some ways in which people respond to extremely difficult things in life, such as learning they have a brain tumor?
2. What separates people who seem to crumble in the face of hardship and those who appear to thrive in spite of it?
3. How do science and faith interact?
4. How do you feel about praying for things that God never seems to do?
5. Shortly after Dr. Warren lost his son, Eli asked him to help Jack. How can you help someone else when you’re in pain yourself? And does helping someone else help you?
6. What is the opposite of faith?
7. Is it bad to doubt your faith? Why or why not?
8. Do you agree with Dr. Warren that the things “we think we know” often cause us the most
trouble? Why or why not?
9. If you view your life as a story, do you want it written as a chronicle of events, or as a tale of how you responded to those things? Explain.
10. Is believing better than knowing? Why or why not?