1. Which episode in the book sticks most clearly in your mind after reading it?
2. What do you think about the difference in descriptions between the ordinary and the extraordinary – how well does this work?
3. One reader has said ‘Either this is true or Lorna Byrne has one of the most extraordinary imaginations I’ve ever come across.’ What do you think?
4. The author speaks of the difficulty she has in describing angels, do you think she succeeds?
5. ‘People could see that I was different and just couldn’t understand it.’ Why is it that difference from the norm is marginalised in our society? Why do you think people are frightened of things that they don’t understand?
6. What do you think of the following statement: ‘Sometimes, things only seem like tragedies… Sometimes tough things have to happen in order for people to change, and for things to change in their lives.’ Can you think of a time when this may have happened to you or someone you know?
7. How has reading the book changed your view of life after death?
8. Lorna describes the passing away of people she has known and the people in her life in great detail. How does her experience of it make you feel about death?
9. The author has said that this book has a unique message for each person who reads it – what message does it hold for you?