A “Great Books” novel, Middlemarch by George Eliot is a lesser known work that contains incredible content for learning truth and understanding human nature. It’s long, but if read over several months time, you will come to feel a part of the Middlemarch community and become invested in their lives and choices. The natural consequences they are experience are valuable lessons that can motivate you to make better choices in your own life. This is definitely a book that can change you if you’ll let it!
Themes: courtship; personal finances; conscience; loyalty; marriage; parenting
Principle:When you stand on principle others are inspired to be better.
1- What are important topics you should talk about with future spouse before you marry? 2- What is ok to disagree on and what must you be unified about in order have a happy marriage?
3- When is loyalty a virtue and when is it a vice?
4- How can we engage in philanthropy in a way that enriches us and blesses others?