Friday, July 10, 2009

Read Along

My laptop is home again. Unfortunately, like Humpty Dumpty, it could not be put back together again. At least not yet. It seems I am going to have to break down and take it to a computer repair shop and cough up the $100 to get it fixed. So, until then I will continue to wiggle jiggle the power cord and cross my eyes, raise one hand in the air and stand on one foot while leaning to the right so that I can charge the battery! (Seriously it isn't quite that involved, but it does get aggravating!)

Now that I am posting again I have to recommend a book to everyone. I am a HUGE reader. I love to read and I used to read a book or two a week. Now it isn't quite as many, but I still read every night before bed and can't imagine going a day without reading something for pleasure. My kids and I are currently reading
which is a fictionalized telling of the life of John based upon Biblical information and independant sources. We are studying it together and it is a great catalyst for some interesting discussions and really makes John into a person for them. It is the first in a series called the Jesus Chronicles which includes many of the people that surrounded Jesus. We aren't very far into it yet, but we are really enjoying it. This book, however, is not the one that has prompted me to start a new series of posts that will be titled "Read Along".
A few months ago my husband started coming home from work telling me that the customer had informed him that I needed to read a book. It would come up in conversation once he began to talk to them about his beliefs. The conversation would then turn to family and somehow it would come up that I am a reader. (He is not!) At first, I paid no attention to it. I rarely buy books. I am blessed to have a father who not only is an avid reader, but can afford the hobby, often spending over $100 a month buying books. He in turn mails large boxes of books to me when he finishes them. Currently I have a bookshelf, a large rubbermaid tote, and two cardboard boxes of books that still need to be read and he has another set of books ready to mail up! So when someone suggests I read a book I look to see if I have it, and if not I file the thought away.
Then more and more of his customers began telling him about it. Finally I pulled out my 50% off coupon for the bookstore and went out and bought it. I read it in 3 nights and cried every time I read it. The author of the book really opened my eyes to how a relationship with God looks. It touched my heart and changed me. I can't give you a lot of details without ruining the book, but let me tell you... you really should read this book! What book is it?

If you read it, or you have already read it, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it. Don't leave spoilers, but let me know if it affected you and if so, how.



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Hi Ginny,
What an interesting posting and I will look forward to reading more about your 'reading'! All of us in our family are avid readers...I have not read any of the books you mentioned as yet.

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I have heard the Shack is a good book! I love to read also! Like you, I used to read a book every 2 days. Long gone since the days of kids!! I am lucky if I read a book a month!

As for the other book you mentioned, I saw it is authored by Tim LaHaye(spelling?). Is it anything ike the Left Behind Series? My husband and I liked the series until we got to the last book. I was so disapointed with the last one. I said I would never read anything of his again( not really, just upset).In our opinion, we feel like much effort was put into the other 12 books and the last one was just kinda thrown together. Might still check it out, though!

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