1. Johnny McAllister stepped away from God. In what way
does his actions support that statement? Or is he right to
demand an eye for an eye?
2. Because of Johnny’s choices, Ragan has a hard time accepting
her growing feelings for him, but the Lord tells us to ‘love
your neighbor as yourself’. Does God actually mean for us to
love everyone? Are there limits and conditions to our love?
3. The town seems silly in their attempts to rid themselves of
outlaws. Has there ever been a time when you went to great,
exaggerated lengths to accomplish something you wanted? If
4. Johnny and Everett’s friendship appears to be an unlikely
one, but during the story the men form a deep respect for
each other. What does having a close friend mean to you? Do
you have many friends? Or many acquaintances, but only one
close friend that you can tell anything? How do men’s friendships
differ from women’s?
5. What changes in Johnny’s spiritual life during the story?
Does anything change, or does he discover that God’s love is
always with him? How is this shown?