1. What grabbed my attention most?
2. What was most thought provoking about this story?
3. What was most meaningful to me?
4. Do I see myself in this story; If so, how?
5. What are my insights about each person’s journey with God?
6. How can I apply each insight to go deeper on my own journey?
7. What does this story teach or remind me about relationships? How can I apply these insights to a family member, friend, co-worker, or stranger?
8. How does this chapter relate to our healing process?
9. Did the story move or confront me in some way? If so, which part? Did I notice anger, resentment, sadness, defensiveness, or anything else arising in me? Did I sense myself shutting down or opening up? Have I had an unpleasant or hurtful experience/s that requires more healing? If so, where, when, how, and with whom can I further my process?
10. Does this chapter relate to forgiveness; If so, how? Can I apply this insight to myself or one of my relationships?
11. Are there examples in this chapter about reacting vs. responding?
- Have I recently reacted in ways that don’t serve me, others or God?
If so, what happened? How did I react in thought, word or deed? What
was the cost of my reaction?
- How might I respond or pause for God in the future?
12. Is surrender happening in this story? If so, how does this inform my journey of putting more trust in God? Where could I do that in my life?
Bill Dyer was shot during a robbery while getting money out of an ATM machine. Afterward, his attitude toward criminals was simple – “Lock them up and throw away the keys.” In his wildest dreams, Bill never could have imagined that he would one day share his story with inmates and experience the Gospel like never before.
In Doing Time with God, you see first hand what it is like when crime victims and inmates get together and share their stories as a way of opening to God to find healing and forgiveness through one another.
As victim-survivors recount their tragic experiences, offenders are brought closer to God. As they are confronted with the pain they've caused, God's love also has its way with them for purposes of peace and reconciliation.
Even though the way to peace is often heartbreaking and turbulent, there is beauty in the way it unfolds with God's compassion and forgiveness and transforms lives.
If you've searched for the best christian books with discussion questions, you have landed in the right place. Doing Time With God shines light into the darkness of maximum security prisons and shows what is possible when crime victims and prisoners lay everything on the line and and trust God in ways they never have before.
Today's book market is flooded with titles and many people have different views about which ones are the best christian book club books. Doing Time With God fits the category because it provides a rare look into the depths of maximum security prisons and shows how hardened criminals can be rehabilitated by love.
Not only does it show how God is transforming lives in the last place many would expect, it is written so readers can see themselves in the stories. This opens up meaningful possibilities for readers to glean insights that further their journey with God, especially when engaging with the christian book club questions that are included.