Welcome back to our book club discussion of Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kineslla. Today’s discussion questions are:
“If you build it, he will come”
Ray shows a great deal of faith in obeying the voice and creating his baseball field, especially with all of the cost and effort involved. And then later on he steps out on faith even further when he travels across the country to kidnap J.D. Salinger. Considering that Ray is not a religious man, why do you think he obeys his visions?
Have you ever taken a similar leap of faith and done something that other people thought was risky or crazy? If so, how did it work out for you. If not, would you like to?
When Ray tells Annie about his visions and his desire to build a ballpark in their cornfield, she replies “Oh love, if it makes you happy you should do it.” Have you ever had someone in your life that is as supportive of you as Annie is of Ray? And if you had a significant other come to you with a crazy story like this, would you be able to be as completely supportive as Annie was?
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