Tucker, a native of South Africa, wrote her novel, “Diamonds in the Dust, (http://www.diamondsinthedust.net)”
The 2011 winner of the inaugural Anthanatos Christian Ministries Christian Novel Contest (http://christianwritingcontest.com/
For deeper discussions, the publisher recently released a study guide invigorate group discussions and challenge readers to connect with the author’s story on a deeper level. The guide puts readers on the pace to discuss the issues Tucker addresses in the novel. They are: Authority, Vocation, Prayer, Mercy and Justice, and Friendship.
The discussion guide is organized with facilitators in mind. The first section contains a number of 'overview questions' that span the entirety of the book. After that, are questions organized topically that help the reader see how important issues are threaded throughout the book.
Shirley Tucker is a Christian author who does more than write about social ills. She and her husband, Mark, founded the Phakamani Foundation to distribute micro-loans to enterprising, but poor, women in South Africa.
“The Diamonds in The Dust” is one of several titles available for purchase on Smashwords. Visit the publisher page (http://www.smashwords.com/