As we read through this novel, I’d like to talk about the narrative structure of the book, the meaning of life/our purpose for living, heroism, and heaven. And perhaps a few more things that I think of between now and the end of this discussion.
I invite you to answer the questions in the comment section. Please feel free to discuss each other’s answers or to just read what others have to say. I hope you’ll enjoy this book and the discussion.
To start off, here are a couple of pretty general questions about a main theme of the book.
One of the most well-known quotes from this book is “All ending are beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.” We often hear words to this effect at graduation ceremonies: “Commencement means ‘beginning,’ so don’t think of your graduation as an end but as a beginning.” What other events or points in life do you think are a beginning as well as an end? Why is this concept significant?