At some point last fall, it occurred to me that it might have been a good idea to include some questions at the end of my spiritual biography of Charles Lindbergh, as prompts for individual reflection or group discussion. But then life got busy again and the idea vanished… until I learned recently that the Faith Explorers, a men’s small group at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, MN, were going to discuss my book next month.
So with thanks to that group and their discussion leader, Rev. Gary Anderson, for the inspiration… today I’m happy to make available this free discussion and reflection guide to Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot.
The guide includes two or three questions for each chapter. Here’s how I introduced the goals of that supplement to the original book:
Whether by guiding conversations within groups like Gary’s or enriching the experience of individual readers, the guide is mostly meant to enhance comprehension of Lindbergh’s spiritual story, helping to bring into focus key themes, ideas, individuals, and events. But with most chapters, I’ve also tried to include at least one question that’s meant to prompt personal reflection or application. For if Barbara Tuchman was right that the past is often a “distant mirror” in which we notice a resemblance to our present, then perhaps we can see a bit of ourselves reflected in the story of Lindbergh.
So whether you want it for your personal use, or because my version of a Lindbergh biography (currently 30% off at Amazon) sounds like a good option for your book club or small group, just click the button below to download the free guide. Happy reading and discussing!