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This Discussion Guide, with questions related to each story, will enhance the experience for you or your book club or study group. Each contributor has supplied questions about his or her piece to help you think further about the issues raised, enjoy stimulating discussions, and share ideas and meaningful experiences.
You can read the book straight through and let each contributor surprise you with his or her thought-provoking insights; use the accompanying free downloadable “Reader’s Guide” to find specific stories; or look up stories on topics that are relevant to your situation. After reading each story, you have the option of using the Discussion Guide as part of a personal study: read and meditate on the questions, then journal your responses.
A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider is a great choice for book clubs. With 51 pieces by 37 authors from across Canada, this anthology has such a diverse group of contributors that everyone in your book club is bound to find something enjoyable. Also, the pieces are short, so you can easily talk about a number of them in one evening. If you’re the leader, you can use the “Reader’s Guide” to choose the stories that will be particularly appropriate for your group, and then turn to the Discussion Guide for in-depth questions. Each piece has a number of questions, so you can choose the ones you prefer to use.
Whichever kind of small group you lead—a discussion group, adult class, men’s or women’s group, or a support group for people facing issues such as illness or bereavement—you’ll find material that will interest and benefit the members of your group. If you’re a group leader, you can use the “Reader’s Guide” to choose the stories that will be relevant to your group, and then turn to the Discussion Guide for in-depth questions. Many stories and questions include Scripture references.
If you’re a speaker, pastor, or teacher, the stories in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider can provide wonderful material for a talk, sermon, devotional, or group discussion. Note in particular that the “Reader’s Guide” includes an estimated time for reading each piece aloud. The Discussion Guide, with additional insights and often additional Scriptures, will help you prepare your talk.