Children of Covenant Study Guide 1) In Chapter 15, Ike calls Ismael out over his equivocation on full acceptance of gays, calling him “a bit hypocritical.” How does this affect Ismael? How does his thinking change on this issue by the end of the book? 2) Ike refutes all of the arguments Lee Street presents for the condemnation of homosexuality based on biblical scripture. Are Ike’s arguments convincing? Explain. 3) Ike Benheart had a problem with Islam. How was his issue different from that of the majority of Americans that have a negative perception of Islam? In what way was it similar? 4) Once the truth of Lee Street’s suicide comes to light, Ike says, “Fundamentalism kills. Fundamentalism of any kind.” Do you agree? Why or why not? 5) Ike’s character arc eventually leads him to the point where he is able to embrace Ismael as a friend (and brother.) What things happen to facilitate this change? How is this change manifested in his attitude and actions?