A spiritual perspective on Book of Eli

Reliving the walk[edit | edit source]

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. ~Isaiah 42:16

·         What was the setting? What happened to the world?

·         How was the world before?

·         Discussion: How is our world?

·         What was Eli’s secret?

·         What was so special about the book?

·         What did Eli want?

Walking in the wrong direction[edit | edit source]

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. ~Matthew 7:13-14

·         What does the mayor want to use the book for? What did he want to be?

·         What is his attitude about knowledge?

·         Discussion: What are some things people have used for unintended purposes?

·         Discussion: Have you ever used anything good for bad purposes?

Walking by faith[edit | edit source]

As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:9

·         Considering Eli’s condition, what are some incredible things he has done?

·         What guides his actions?

·         Discussion: What guides your actions?

·         Discussion: If he didn’t have his condition, would many of his actions still be incredible?

Walking the distance[edit | edit source]

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? ~ Hebrews 12:7

·         How long did Eli walk for?

·         What did he gain by walking this long?

·         Why didn’t Eli initially let Solara follow him?

·         What did Solara gain from this experience?

·         Discussion: Have there been times where your effort/training seems pointless, but turns out to be actually significant?

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