1. Which character did you most closely relate to in the book? Why?
2 . What character would you most want to be like? Why?
3. Where did you see the redemption theme playing out in the book? Which characters in this book dealt with issues of redemption, and how were those issues different for different characters? Describe how redemption was played out in the lives of key characters.
4. Where have you seen redemption in your life? Reflect on a time when you were in need of God's redemption and found it. How did it happen?
5. What characters best exemplified the type of love you would like to have in your relationships? How did those people express their love?
6. Redemption dealt with a variety of relational struggles. Which one did you most relate to? How is your struggle similar? How is it different? What do you feel causes you to stay stuck in your struggle? What will it take for you to move beyond your struggle?
7. What did you think of Kari's resolve to stay married? How did she demonstrate that resolve? Was it something that came easily for her? What threatened her resolve?
8. List some of the attributes that might describe the love Kari had for her husband. How can those same attributes be helpful—or even possible—in your life?
9. What finally turned Tim around? What kept him from loving Kari as he had promised to love her? Which of those hindrances do you see in your life? What can you do about it?
10. How did you feel about Ryan Taylor? Describe the kind of love he had for Kari during the first half of the book. How did that love change? In what relationships do you love people the way Ryan initially loved Kari? What can you do to change?
11. Many people gave Kari advice about her situation. If Kari had asked you for advice, what would you have told her? Why?
12. If Tim had come to you for advice, what would you have told him? Why?