1. The focal point of Forsaken is Simon Mason’s dilemma. He must
choose between God and his daughter, Kacey. What is your
reaction to the choice he made?
2. How do you think you would choose if faced with a similar
situation—deny God or someone you love will be killed? What
do the disciples’ and historical martyrs’ choices in the face of
such circumstances say to you today?
3. After Simon chose to save Kacey, he was tortured by his denial
of Jesus, which led to another choice—the choice to become a
martyr. But that choice ultimately left Kacey an orphan. How do
you feel about Simon's second choice? Would you ever take this
kind of risk to follow a call from God? Why or why not?
4. The concept of self-sacrifice is woven throughout the story. What
sacrifices did you identify in the story? What were the
characters’ motives for the sacrifices? Do their motives matter,
or is a sacrifice equally laudable regardless of the motive?
5. Have you ever made sacrifices for your faith? What were they?
How do you feel now about having made these choices?