Tuesday, September 12, 2006

One Book Tag

I was on a blog that I like to read and found this Book Tag. I loved reading it, so I thought I'd join and do one myself.

One book that changed your life:
I'd have to say the Bible is the number one book that has changed my life, but after that it would be Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and the Sacred Romance by John Eldredge. These two books helped to formulate my desire to go deeper in the Christian faith and to not just take things for face value. Lastly, I'd have to say Lady in Waiting by Debbie Jones and Jackie Kendall. This book changed how I viewed dating relationships and was what I followed when I met my husband. Amazing book. I think all high school and college girls should read it.

One book you've read more than once:
I have actually read the above books all more than once. Specifically for this question though, I'll mention that I read The Story We Find Ourselves In by Brian McLaren more than once. I studied it with a community group I use to be apart of. We had some great discussions about it.

One book you'd want on a desert island:
I think that I'd want to take the Bible. It would give me stories to read, thoughts to ponder, and the ability to keep growing closer to God.

One book that made you laugh:
It's a book called Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. This book is a clever way to show the importance of punctuation. Here's a sample so you can see some of the humor contained within:

"A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air. "Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. "I'm a panda," he says, at the door. "Look it up." The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
--back cover of the book

One book that made you cry:
I'm a romance novel sap, but specifically a Nicholas Sparks romance sap. I'd have to say a book that made me cry was At First Sight, the sequel to True Believer. Great book. Great story.

One book that you wish had been written:
From a teachers perspective, I wish a effective book had been written about guiding parents through helping their children at home with the concepts they learn at school. Children would thrive so much more if they had reinforcement at home for what they learned that day at school.

One book that you wish had never been written:
I haven't read a book in awhile that I felt this way about, but I remember in high school absolutely hating the book Sarah, Plain, and Tall. I thought it was the most boring book ever and could never understand why it won any awards.

One book you're currently reading:
I am currently reading A Wife After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George (my second time around reading this one).This book really puts into perspective how to live out the life of a wife according to how God calls us to live. This is a book that I will probably pull out every couple of years because it is so practical and such a great reminder.

One book you've been meaning to read:
I've been meaning to read Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell. I have it. I've started it. Haven't picked it up in awhile. What I've read so far is great, just for some reason haven't gotten around to finishing it.

Now tag five people:
If you read this list, then consider yourself tagged. I am not going to go on naming folks on my blog who probably won't do this anyway. I enjoyed it though, and am glad that Michael sent me the email and told me I should do it.

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