Christmas Jars Discussion Questions

From: Bonnie
Sent on: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:54 PM

Here are the discussion questions for tonight's Meetup at Chatterbox.  This read was short & sweet & just in time for the holidays!  Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Bonnie

 

Christmas Jars
Jason F. Wright (2005)

 

1.  In the prologue, "Hope" is unexpectedly discovered, and it forever changes the life of Louise. Have you recently unexpectedly discovered anything and if so, how do you think it can/will change your life?
 

 

2.  "This just don't belong in the papers" (pg. 31). Do you agree? Are acts of kindness better left anonymous?
 

 

3.  Do you believe that "good goes around"? How have you seen that in your own life?  Have you or your family been blessed by a Christmas act of kindness?  Do you do anything charitable at Christmas? If you do, do you like to remain anonymous?  Why?

 

 

4.  What "jar story" did you most relate to? Why?
 

 

5.  If you recieved a gift like a Christmas jar, would you want to know who gave it to you?  Would you return the favor to someone else the following year and extend the tradition?

 

 

6.  If you were Hope, what would you have done after the story about you in the paper and the story about the Christmas jars was published?

 

 

 

7.  If you were the family, how would you feel about the article that published about you after your father's death?

 

 

8.  How do you feel about the end of the story?  Do you feel Hope's real mother coming into her life was what she wanted/needed?  How would you feel if the woman who abandoned you as a baby came back as her biological mother did?

 

 

9.  Are any of you going to start a Christmas Jar of your own?

 

 

 

10.  After reading Christmas Jars, would you be willing to read other works from Jason F. Wright?

 

 

11. If a friend asked about Christmas Jars would you tell them to Burn it or Buy It?

 

 

 

 

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