When I post a "Bookshelf" blog post, I will share what I am currently reading. It might be
Fiction or Non-fiction
Art related or Not
Whatever currently inspires me or I am enjoying...
I will give an honest review of my thoughts.
I will invite you to create your own blog post revealing what's on your bookshelf. Tell us what novel you are reading, what you think about it... give us a glimpse into the book... in a few sentences, or in a longer post. Pictures are always nice too! Maybe we will all find new books to add to our "to read" list. Add your link here. If you are reading from a blog reader, you may need to go to the actual post to add your link.
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What's on My Bookshelf?
Currently I am reading In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner. It is a "chick lit" book and an easy read. I am almost finished with it, and while it is not my favorite book ever it was enjoyable.
I just finished Jesus for President. I loved it. With the upcoming election, I would encourage all who are interested/believe in Christianity to read this book.
|Words and images are woven to tell the history of Jesus and the Christian church. Approximately the first half of the book is about Jesus and the church history. The second half (approximately) continues with current applications and ideas.|
|What is the way of Jesus?|
from page 100, " But Jesus' revolutionary patience claimed that another kingdom is coming-- one that you can participate in, but not cannot build, a see you can plant and water but cannot make grow. You can't drag the kingdom of God into the world. But you can't stop sowing the seed either. Sow them everywhere!"
from page 290, " .. But we are convinced that Jesus came not to prepare us to die, but to teach us how to live. The kingdom of God is not just something we hope for when we die but something we live "on earth as it is in heaven." And we're not willing simply to promise the world that there is life after death when the world is asking, "Is there life before death?" We are thankful for heaven, but we are not willing to stand by and watch people live through hell to get there."... page 291... "Hell is not just something that comes after death but is something many are living in this very moment: 1.2 billion people groan for a drop of water each day; more than thirty thousand kids starve to death each day..."
|Can war ever be "just"? Is there another way? I found myself nodding along in agreement on nearly every page.|
|Can or should Christians be patriotic? As Christians, shouldn't we break down the borders and raise every countries' flag because we are ALL brothers and sisters in Christ?|
|I love all the illustrations the authors chose to accompany their pages.|
|Republican? Democrat? Does it matter? How should I vote? Should I even vote?|
|The authors remind us that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and this book reaffirmed my anti-war viewpoint.|
from page 178, "The US arsenal is the largest stockpile of nuclear weaponry in the world, equivalent to over 150,000 Hiroshima bomb (www.warresisters.org). The US military budget is over 450 billion per year, and it would take the combined budgets of the next 15 countries to equal that of the US (Russia is the next biggest spender at around 70 billion, China at 50 billion and the the entire "Axis of Evil" is less than 10 billion (truemajority.com).
So there you have it, my first entry in a new blog series (monthly? every other week?) titled "What's on My/Your Bookshelf?". Please join me and create a blog post sharing what you are reading!