Thursday evening’s Author Chat party for Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices on Facebook was exciting and challenging. During the party, we asked two sets of trivia questions. The winners of the trivia contest have already been announced http://
1. The Bible lists hope as one of the Big Three things that “abide” or endure. (True—Three things endure—faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.)
2. The suicide rate among the middle-aged has dropped dramatically in recent years. (False. It’s risen dramatically, most significantly among men in their 50s.)
3. The phrase “Hope springs eternal” is originally from a poem by Emily Dickenson. (False. It’s from Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Man.”)
4. If you do a Google search for the word “hope,” you’ll find at least one reference to this Ragged Hope book on the first page of links. (True. It did on my computer. Wonder if it will for others!)
5. The word hope/hopes/hoped/hoping appears approximately 100 times in the Bible. (False—In some form, the word hope appears 160 times in the Bible.)
6. For 33 years, I wrote and produced a daily radio broadcast called Heartbeat of the Hope. (False. Trick question. Heartbeat of the Home)
7. Ragged Hope is my fourth book. (False. It’s my sixth.)
8. One of the authors of 90 Minutes in Heaven wrote an endorsement for Ragged Hope. (True. Cec Murphey)
9. None of my other books have been non-fiction. (False. His Grace is Sufficient…Decaf is Not was nonfiction.)
10. My release prior to Ragged Hope was a novel—When the Morning Glory Blooms, the story of three eras of master gardeners. (False. It was the story of three eras of women dealing with the aftereffects of unplanned pregnancy.)
Thanks to all who participated!
Extra credit: Which of the above answers was most startling to you?