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The Passion of Mary-Margaret

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Mary-Margaret yearned to dedicate her life to the Lord. Jesus had another idea.

When Mary-Margaret Fischer met Jude Keller, the lighthouse keeper's son, she was studying at a convent school on a small island off Chesapeake Bay. Destined for a life as a religious sister, she nevertheless felt a pull toward Jude--gorgeous, rebellious, promiscuous Jude. But Jude, driven by demons no one really understood, disappeared into Baltimore's seamy red-light district. Mary-Margaret moved on with her life, preparing to serve God with her sisters as a teacher and artist.

Then Jude comes home--but now he's bitter, dissolute, and diseased. And Mary-Margaret receives a divine call that shakes her to the core, a call to give up her dreams for the troubled man who befriended her so long ago. For Jesus' sake, can she forsake the only life she ever wanted for a love that could literally cost her life?

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. Did it surprise you to learn that not all religious sisters wear habits? Did you know that they use such modern technologies as cell phones and computers? Were there other characteristics about being a religious that you found interesting?
     
  2. What did you think about Mary-Margaret's discussions with Jesus? Were they real?
     
  3. Mary-Margaret says she prayed for Jude "without words" (p147). Have you prayed without words?
     
  4. Have you ever felt Jesus calling you to do something that was in complete opposition to what you were planning to do? How did you handle the situation?
     
  5. Mary-Margaret says that her Grandmother "didn't emote much" but she "showed her affection in her sewing" (p147). Are you loved by anyone this way? Do you love anyone this way?
     
  6. When asked if Mary-Margaret could have both Jesus and have a child, she replied, "I don't know. I've never even thought of that as a possibility" (p143). Do you know anybody who feels it's impossible to love Jesus completely and yet be happily married with children? Do you think the two are mutually exclusive?
     
  7. Do you think Mary-Margaret felt she had to become a sister given the way her mother died?
     
  8. Mary-Margaret cannot seem to make the time to plant the bulbs that Jude gave her. Is this a metaphor for something else?
     
  9. What did you think of the author's circular way of storytelling? Why do you suppose she wrote it in this manner?
     

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The Passion of Mary-Margaret, Lisa Samson

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Mary-Margaret yearned to dedicate her life to the Lord. Jesus had another idea.

When Mary-Margaret Fischer met Jude Keller, the lighthouse keeper's son, she was studying at a convent school on a small island off Chesapeake Bay. Destined for a life as a religious sister, she nevertheless felt a pull toward Jude--gorgeous, rebellious, promiscuous Jude. But Jude, driven by demons no one really understood, disappeared into Baltimore's seamy red-light district. Mary-Margaret moved on with her life, preparing to serve God with her sisters as a teacher and artist.

Then Jude comes home--but now he's bitter, dissolute, and diseased. And Mary-Margaret receives a divine call that shakes her to the core, a call to give up her dreams for the troubled man who befriended her so long ago. For Jesus' sake, can she forsake the only life she ever wanted for a love that could literally cost her life?

More Information

Length 320 Pages
Publication Date March 10, 2009
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595542116
ISBN-13 9781595542113
Height 8.2"
Width 5.4"