Group Discussion Questions
Note to Leaders:
Books like this one are best processed in community. To help encourage such reflection, Fight Like Jesus contains several discussion questions for each chapter, which you can find at the back of the book and also on this webpage. If your group wants to study this book during Lent, click here to see a suggested schedule that divides the chapters into weekly readings. Treat the discussion questions listed below as conversation starters. Your group doesn’t need to discuss them all, nor must they go through the questions in the order listed.
Begin each gathering with prayer. Then if time permits, before discussing the book, ask people to share how their week has been. Such a question is partly strategic. Members of your group may have strong opinions about the content of this book. After all, peace and violence can be sensitive topics. But if you start each gathering with a question like the one I’ve suggested, it can help your group see the humanity in each other. As a result, they’ll be more inclined to listen with empathy to those with whom they may disagree. Finally, if you discuss all the questions and still have time remaining, read aloud the heading for one of the peacemaking lessons from the assigned chapter and then ask people to share how they might apply that lesson in their everyday lives.