Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does the author feel this collaborative writing of Howells' biography provides for the reader?
The author feels that the collaborative effort in writing this biography provides the reader with a thorough account of Howells' life, as well as providing an opportunity for the reader to get to meet God the same way the author did while writing this biography.
2. What people influenced Howells' life in the early years?
Howells' life was influenced by his family - his siblings, his father, and his grandparents; as well as by the men of the Bible stories.
3. What were the two shocks experienced by Rees in "Two Shocks"?
In "Two Shocks", Rees had moved to Pennsylvania with a cousin, and this cousin unsettled him with the question of whether Rees had been born again. Rees did not understand, despite the cousin's explanation and example of the cousin's sister being born again. The second unsettling revelation for Rees was when he searched about being born again on his own and realized the gap in his relationship with the God of his faith.
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