1. What experiences have left Teg so bitter against God?
2. How has God pursued Teg in the past and how does he continue to pursue her through the story?
3. What draws Teg to the Thatcher family? What makes her want to run the other way?
4. Compare the kind of power Teg has experienced and the kind of power she sees in Nicholas and other members of the Thatcher family.
5. In the beginning, Teg is determined to master the power of the cup. How does her attitude change over the course of the story?
6. How do Teg's visions contribute to her new understanding of who God is?
7. Why do you think Alice is so quick to "adopt" Goody Tegwyn? How does her love and acceptance change Teg's view of herself and of God?
8. Colin loves Alice dearly, yet she feels insecure in her new role. Which of those insecurities do you think modern women continue to experience?
9. Why is it so disillusioning for Alice to learn that Goody Tegwyn is not the person she thought she was?
10. Do you believe it is possible for someone with Teg's background of abuse and spiritism to break free? Why or why not? Why wasn't Herbert able to break free?
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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