10. What changed in the author’s attitude toward her rude
safari guide, Phil, that allowed her to enjoy the rest of her trip? Would you
be able to do the same if you were in a similar situation?
11. Look at the loving relationship between the author and
her nun in chapter 13. Have you ever experienced such unconditional love from
someone? How could you try to be such an agent of God’s love as Sister
12. In chapter 15 the author is asked to contemplate the “narrow
places” in her life from which she needs to be delivered. Take some time to do
the same. What narrow places exist in your life? How can you move beyond them?
13. The author writes in chapter 16 that the Mamas of Atembo
Bay “forever changed the way I think about motherhood and grace.” How did they
do this? How did the author’s view change?
14. In chapter 17 the author has the surprising experience
of bringing grace into another family’s life. Do you often think of how you can
be a source of grace for others? Take some time to think of some ways you could
15. How does Julia in the conclusion bring grace into the
author’s life? What allows the author to realize this despite the outward
inconvenience caused by Julia’s remaining in the cabin when she should have