This reading group guide for Father Fiction includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Donald Miller. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Introduction
Donald Miller grew up fatherless. As a young adult he was taken in by an intact family and discovered what he was missing by not having a family. But even a fatherless child has a God interested in parenting him. With each essay, Donald explores the gaps that being fatherless left in him and how his readers can begin to fill these holes in their own life. Discussion Questions
1. Don’ advice addresses gaps in his own development that came from not having a father in his life. Think about your father or fatherless experience, how did it impact your development?
2. Who were the mentors in your life? What contributions did they make in shaping you into the person you are today?
3. One of the themes in Don’s book fatherless that children grow up having this sense that they are a burden. How do you think that believe affects a child’s development?
4. How does the notion of God fathering you strike you? As you imagine being parented by God, what kind of a par