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The Best Question

The Question Book Club – Five Ideas for What’s Next

The Best Question
by Cara McLauchlan

So what?” is the question my dad used to ask me after we had a long discussion. It was always presented as a half joke and half dare. For my dad, it was never enough just to mentally understand what we had debated. The most important question was, “What did it really mean to me and what would I do with it?”

Back in the fall, we embarked on a journey through The Question—looking at the various chapters and seeing how they play out in daily life. Now that we have completed the book, a good question to ask is, “So what?” What has been meaningful to you and what will you do with this new understanding?

If you are looking for ideas, here are a few to consider:

  1. Reread it. Reading a book a second time will give you so much more. Andrew Kern once said, “Reading a book one time is like saying hello to someone at a cocktail party.” Go deeper with a second read.
  2. Host your own book club. Consider hosting your own book club with friends or in your community. To get you started, download our free The Question Book Club Guide.
  3. Discuss. Discuss these ideas with interested friends or your family. Share how you might use the Five Common Topics in your day.
  4. Practice. Check out the Appendix on page 203 and try going through the Five Common Topics with your family.
  5. Share. Share what you are learning. The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. Share within your Classical Conversations community, on Facebook, or Twitter.

Thanks for participating. We hope it has been an enriching experience that will be the start of many years ahead of great questions and discovery for your family. More than anything, we hope that walking through The Question ultimately draws you closer to the true purpose of classical Christian education—to know whose you are and where you are going.



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CATEGORIES: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14), Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)

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