The Great Divorce Study Guide

A Bible Study on the C.S. Lewis Book The Great Divorce

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The Most Trusted Study Guide to Learning The Great Divorce!

Reading The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis is intriguing and entertaining, but often a little difficult to grasp. Not anymore with The Great Divorce Study Guide! This comprehensive Bible study workbook guides you through each one of Lewis’ masterful metaphors helping you easily understand the content and feel comfortable sharing with others.

You will be captivated by this classic allegorical tale where damned spirits are given a vacation away from Hell to visit Heaven and where they are invited to stay forever. There, they are persuaded by people they formerly knew, relatives and friends, to come with them up the mountain to enjoy the bliss of Heaven. What’s the catch? They must leave behind what’s keeping them in Hell and accept the love of God.

Using Scripture references, discussion questions, and related commentary, The Great Divorce Study Guide provides you a better understanding of the key concepts of the book, the supporting Bible passages, and the relevance to a Christian worldview today. This complete Bible study experience is perfect for book clubs, church groups, and independent study.

Detailed character sketches and an easy-to-read book summary provide deep insights into each character and chapter of the book. To help with those more difficult discussion questions, a complete Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide is available for free online.

The Great Divorce Study Guide includes:

  • Eight sessions of study with multi-week options included
  • Comprehensive Bible study workbook with studies for each week
  • Complete character sketches and summaries to go deeper
  • Bible study questions that are ideal for group discussion
  • Answer Guide for all questions and Scripture Reference Guide available for free online
  • Perfect for book clubs, small groups, or individual Bible study
  • Available in print or e-book formats

Discover a different perspective on choice, salvation, and the after-life in Lewis’ creative and fictional story about Heaven and Hell. There’s no better tool for making that happen than with The Great Divorce Study Guide!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes. The study guide includes discussion questions, character sketches, commentary, and more, but you will need the book to read corresponding chapters that go with each weekly lesson.

The study is twelve weeks covering two-three chapters per week. However, the study can easily be formatted to an eight or ten week study based on your schedule.

Yes. It’s most helpful for learning purposes if each person has their own study guide to answer questions and to make notes. However, couples might find it convenient to share the C.S. Lewis book for reading purposes.

Absolutely! The study is created in a discussion based format allowing any leader to simply guide participants through each study question at weekly meetings.

Yes. The Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide are available for free. Click on the Download Answer Guides button in the top right corner.

You can use this study with all adult age-groups. We also have a very popular teen Bible study, The Great Divorce Bible Study for Teens. 

The book is available in both print and e-book formats. However, print is most helpful when writing answers to discussion questions found in the book.

Alan Vermilye
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Alan Vermilye is the author of The Screwtape Letters Study Guide, The Screwtape Letters Study Guide for Teens, Screwtape Proposes a Toast Study Guide, and The Great Divorce Study Guide. He also created the very popular Big Shiny Planet Bible Study Series used by thousands of church youth groups worldwide and helped facilitate the creation and delivery of the Safe Travel Solutions.
RamonaAmazon 5 Star Review
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I lead a small group of older men in Bible Study two Saturdays every month. We just finished 18 months of reading and discussing The Great Divorce. This Study Guide was an invaluable aid to our discussion which. Beside being a valuable Book Study, it's many Bible verse references turned this into a meaningful and valuable Bible Study experience.
AvidAmazon 5 Star Review
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I really like format that allows/encourages multiple leaders! Having the scriptures and answers separate from the book helps with the flow of the class discussion. No turning to the back of the book when you aren't sure of the answer. The character summary is a wonderful and much used tool! This study guide is helping me understand the book even if I wasn't reading The Great Divorce in a small group setting.
JustinAmazon 5 Star Review
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This was very helpful in leading a group through the book. The questions were thought-provoking, and I very much liked how everything was evaluated by scripture. Would definitely recommend!
CindyAmazon 5 Star Review
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The Great Divorce Study Guide, by Alan Vermilye, is an exellent resource. I used his study guide for The Screwtape Letters, then purchased this study for the Great Divorce, knowing that the questions would be academically solid as well as Biblically sound. After using these two study guides for my Homeschool Co-Op Literature classes this school year,I highly reccomend them for your home scholar, co-op class or Bible Study
JimAmazon 5 Star Review
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The study guide greatly helped us maneuver through, absorb, and understand the book. I can't imagine studying C.S. Lewis' book without this study guide. We will use Vermilye's other guides in the future.
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