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On pages 3 and 4 we read: You were prety sure that being a Christan was supposed to change youand it

has. Some. But man, theres stll so much more that needs changing...And come on, shouldn't you be more
transformed by now?

Do you think this is a queston most Christans ask themselves or should ask themselves?
What do you think Chandler and Snetzer mean when they say we start creatng our own cover versions of
the gospel (Page 4)?
What are some cover versions of the gospel talked about in the introducton?
How might a parole ofcer, a social worker, a foster parent, and an oncology specialist add perspectve on on
our world (Page 9)?
Chandler and Snetzer suggest that the world is so bad that even the most optmistc person will be dammed
up somewhat by the limitatons of our own energy, by random intrusions of difculty and confict...And
though we try not to look, we cannot keep the drug needles and dead bodies from washing up on the shore
every day with the morning headlines...Whats even more upsetng and discouraging is that we will pollute
things even further with our own putrid mess of sins and habits, some of which weve allowed to bob along
in the surf around us for years and years. This is quite a picture being paintedwhat is the botom
line (Page 11)?
On Page 12 we read: In order for the good news to be goodlike the gospel is good (literally means good
newsit most invade bad spaces. Can you give some examplesboth from the book and from personal
On the botom of page 14: The original man and woman needed God, yes. But not because they were fall-
en and sinful. They needed Him simply because they were human. If you were asked, Why do you need
God? - what kind of answer would you give? Would it be one related only to our fallen and sinful nature?
Page 15: Whenever we feel the absence of peacewhenever our unmet longing for joy expresses itself as
anxiety, or depression, or fear, or anger, or enslavement to any number of defeatng sin paterns or addic-
tonsthe emptness were feeling and trying to fll is for what our relatonship with God, by His loving
choice, was always meant to be...Our souls, in other words, possess a dim memory of Genesis 1 and 2. And
we miss it. In your own words what are the authors trying to get acrosswhat are they trying to get us to
grasp? Why is it so important?
Chandler and Snetzer summarize things on page 16 by saying, We can never grasp the extent of our deprav-
ity untl we recognize the excellencies of our created dignity. How do the frst chapter so Genesis ft in
here? How does redempton and the gospel ft in here?

On page 19 we read: And so began our historical obsession with fnding and sewing fg leaves. With dress-
ing up our disobedience and hoping nobody notces. With doing whatever we can think of to remember that
song we can almost stll hear in our heads but can never quite seem to pull it out of our long-term memory.
Sin fractured the proper ordering of Gods creaton. It changed this place where we live. The Bible sort of
boils down the damage report into two brad categories: futlity and pain. According to our authors, how
are futlity and pain defned biblically?

Summarize the Broken Pieces story for us. How does this story relate to the preceding chapter?