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Christy Miller fans and new readers will delight in following the story of her friend Katie Weldon! In Peculiar Treasures, Katie catches more than the bouquet at Christy's wedding; she snags a job as a university resident assistant. But how can God use her when everything is falling apart---especially with her boyfriend, Rick? 352 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
     

 

 Peculiar Treasures Discussion Questions: by Robin Jones Gunn


 

 

 

1.      Katie Weldon jumps for Christy’s bouquet at Christy and Todd’s wedding and in the process, Katie’s band of flowers slips. How does Katie react to this? How does Katie react to Rick and Doug’s accidental removal of Christy’s letters to her husband? What do these two incidents tell us about Katie’s personality?

 

 

 

 

 

2.      Christy and Todd’s wedding becomes a catalyst for new things in Katie’s life. What are these new things? How does Katie react?

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Katie waivers when deciding on whether or not to call Rick her boyfriend. What does that title mean to Katie? What does it mean to you?

 

 

 

 

 

4.      When interviewing for the RA position, Katie and Julia talk about “hinge theology” and “hot on his heels theology.” What are your thoughts on “hinge theology” and “hot on his heels theology”?

 

 

 

 

5.      Katie’s conversation with her mother about the RA job does not go well. How does Katie’s mom affect Katie’s decision making? How would you suggest Katie react to her mom? Why?

 

 

 

 

 

6.      In Hawaii, Christy receives this wisdom from a woman at a quilt store: Nana no a ka ‘ulu I paki kepau. How does God let us know when it’s time to “go for the gummy breadfruit”? What signs should Katie and Rick be looking for?

 

 

 

 

 

7.      Rick tells Katie “it feels really good to fight with you.” Christy tells Katie that married life has started out with any number of tiffs between Christy and Todd. What does fighting add or subtract to a relationship? What are some good fighting rules?

 

 

 

 

8.      Katie and her RA partner Nicole host the first All Hall Event. Julia and Katie talk about serving versus connecting; listening versus counseling. For you, what’s the difference? Where do you see your own strengths or spiritual gifts?

 

 

 

 

9.      Throughout Peculiar Treasures, Rick tries to come up with a nickname for Katie? What nickname from the list is your favorite for Katie? What do you think about the nickname Rick settles on?

 

 

 

 

10.  When Rick gets back from a long trip to Arizona, he and Katie plan a date out to a Thai restaurant. At first, Karies is excited at the mushiness of Rick. But by the end of night, things are in shambles. What happened? How would you have reacted in this situation?

 

 

 

 

11.  After seeing Rick “kissing” Carley in a picture, Katie takes serious stock of her feelings for Rick. Why does she stumble when trusting her closest friend? Do you struggle with forgiveness and trust? What do you need to do to get over those issues?

 

 

 

 

12.  When you look back on Katie’s trek through the beginning of her senior year, do you see her abandoning “hinge theology” for “hot on his heels theology”? Where does she swing and where does she follow?

 

 

 

 

13.  Em finally picks a verse for Katie’s picture on the Peculiar Treasures wall. “The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.” Psalm 121:8. How eo you think this relates to Katie and Rick’s next step in their relationship? What about Katie’s life in general?

 

 

 

 

14.  Before Katie can share her newfound trust with Rick, he can tell she now trusts him.. Can you see a difference when someone trusts you? How do you feel when you completely trust someone? How does God factor into your trusting others?

 

 



15. What is your Life Verse? If you don’t have one, grab your bible and spend some time looking for a special verse that applies to your life.

 

 

 

 

Happy Reading,

 

Robin

 

 


 

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