A Broken Kind of Beautiful Book Club


Discussion Questions

  • Do you think A Broken Kind of Beautiful is a good title for this book? What do you think it means? If you were to give the title a different title, what would it be?
  • Ivy Clark is not your typical Christian novel heroine. Did you like her? Why or why not? What are some of Ivy’s redeemable qualities?
  • Our past plays a huge role in shaping who we become and what we believe. How did Ivy’s past shape her beliefs and who she became? In what ways has your own past shaped who you are today and what you believe? Do you think it’s possible to overcome our past? Why or why not?
  • All right, let’s gush! This is a romance novel, after all. What was your favorite romantic moment between Davis and Ivy?
  • Although t his is technically a romance novel, there was a romantic thread that went deeper than the burgeoning love between Ivy Clark and Davis Knight. What was it?
  • Beauty is an important theme in this novel. How does the world define beauty? In what ways do you struggle to measure up to the world’s definition?
  • Marilyn Olsen is not the archetypal wicked stepmother. What made Marilyn best suited to share Christ’s love with Ivy? Who has exemplified Christ’s love in your life?
  • Marilyn felt God calling her to love Ivy, the daughter of her cheating husband and his mistress. How would you have reacted if you were Marilyn? Have you ever had a moment where you felt called to something that didn’t make sense?
  • Davis struggles with fully accepting God’s forgiveness. Because he can’t let go of the guilt he feels over what happened to Sara, he punishes himself by refusing to do what he loves. Could you relate to Davis’s struggle? Why or why not?
  • Sara came to see the blessing in her condition. Has God ever used tragedy in your life to bring about blessing? Share with the group.