• In what ways is the story of Leonora SIMILAR and DIFFERENT to the story of the Prodigal Son?
  • Is Leonora a prodigal daughter?  Why or why not?
  • How about Leonora’s father?  How do the three stories in Luke, Chapter 15, describe him?


  • That is, what are some elements that a Christian in particular might identify as CAUSAL in nature- in thinking about terrorism – on an individual, group or national/international level?

(How about:  Man’s sin nature; living in a fallen world;  the existence of evil in the world)?

  • Are there particular scriptures that speak to you as you think about these issues? 

Here I am always struck by Proverbs 14:12:  New King James VersionLinks to an external site.
There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

(I think it helps to explain the arrogant hubris that might enable someone to be recruited to a terrorist movement.)

  • Think about Leonora PRIOR to her recruitment – What factors do you think led to her recruitment?  How might her life have been different if she knew Jesus?
  • Does Leonora’s story point us towards any actions that Christians in particular might take in reaching out to people like Leonora, that might be in danger of being recruited by a group like ISIS?


  • How did Leonora’s failure to repent erect a barrier to forgiveness and reconciliation in the video?


  • How might Jesus be the solution to Leonora and her father’s problem?  What might that solution look like?
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