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The Wedding Chapel

Rachel Hauck


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Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market Paperbound (8/30/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/6/2016)
MP3 CD (8/30/2016)
Compact Disc (12/1/2015)
MP3 CD (12/1/2015)
Compact Disc (12/1/2015)


A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation.

Zondervan, 9780310341529, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2015

Conversation Starters from

Communication is one of the threads of this book. Jack and Taylor

struggle to share their true hearts, and Jimmy and Colette lost sixty

years of their relationship because they didn’t press for the truth.

Same with Taylor and her dad. What are ways you’re weak in

communication? Have you given up in some ways?

Taylor believes she saw her father cheating on her mother. But it wasn’t

what she imagined. The room was dark, draped in shadow. Talk

about how we misunderstand each other and situations because we

don’t “see things properly.” What are ways to combat these

misunderstandings? What would you have done if you were Taylor?

Young Collette and Jimmy loved each other so much they said their vows

to each other before Jimmy shipped off to war. Were their words

valid? Or does a recognized official have to pronounce a couple

married? Talk about the power of words.

While I’d never advise young people to casually make a pledge of

marriage without witnesses, I would remind them the things they say

to each other in their youthful zeal do matter. How can we teach our

kids, or ourselves, to be mindful of our words?

Jack didn’t have a great childhood. But Sam Gillingham reached out,

wanted to be his father. But Jack refused to see his effort, so

ingrained in the pattern of the foster care system. How can we access

love even when we’ve had—or have—a bad relationship with our


What do you think about Jack being adopted at age thirty? What’s the

significance of that event?

Taylor and Jack jumped into marriage before considering the cost. Often

people “do,” then “think.” We condemn ourselves for making a

mistake. Talk about a time in your life, or in the life of someone you

know, when a supposed mistake worked for good.

The book has a happy ending. Was it what you expected? Wanted?

Who was your favorite character and why?