In last week’s “review” of Lit! by Tony Reinke I mentioned that I was preparing Study Questions for each chapter of the book to “encourage” my two teenage sons not only to read the book but to interact with it and apply it to their lives. We started yesterday and hope to complete it over the next few Sunday afternoons.
Here are the questions in both pdf and Word format. Feel free to take the questions and adapt them for your own personal, family, or congregational use (you’ll find a sample of the questions for the first few chapters below).
And while we are on the subject of literature, a young friend of mine has “a book review site for kids by kids.” You’ll find it here at There and Blog Again.
Sample Study Questions for Lit!
- Most the questions are directly related to the content of the book.
- The questions marked * are not answered in the book, but you should be able to answer them as you reflect on how to apply the book to your own life.
- Some of the “questions” are partial quotes from the book that you should complete.
What does C J Mahaney say is one of the evidences of conversion?
Finish quote: “Thinking deeply about the Gospel is the only way to…
What are the three meanings of “Lit”?
What are the two main sections in the book?
Chapter 1: Paper Pulp and Etched Granite
What was the most important day in the history of book publishing?
What six characteristics make the Bible different from other books?
What’s the relationship between Scripture and every other book we read?
Name the two genres of literature.
Finish quote: “Before we step into a fully stocked bookstore we must…
*What proportion of time do you give to the Bible compared to other books?
Chapter 2: Wide-Eyed into the Son
What impact does sin have on our reading of the Bible?
What will transform the way we read the Bible and all books?
“Discernment is the ability to do three things.” What are they?
What does John Owen say is the difference between the knowledge of believers and unbelievers?
Finish quote: “Christian book reading is never a solitary experience but an invitation…
* Describe a time when your reading brought you into communion with God
Chapter 3: Reading is Believing
What modern trend is threatening book reading?
Why does God ban images in His worship?
What four ways make words better than images at communicating precise meaning?
What did the Reformation recover?
* What will you change in your life to make sure that words have priority over images?
Chapter 4: Reading from across the Canyon
What seven truths of Scripture provide the foundation for a Biblical worldview?
What is a touchstone and how does a Biblical worldview act as a touchstone?
What three rules help us decide which books to avoid?
* Can you think of any other principles to help you decide what not to read?
* Are there books you wish you’d never read? Why?