Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Need to Read!

I have read many books in my life that have inspired me, challenged me, humbled me, and excited me, but it usually wasn't one book that did all of these and it certainly wasn't a work of fiction. I just want to encourage anyone who reads my blog to consider getting a copy of The Shack, by William Young, and reading it. You will want to share it with everyone you love. If I could afford it, I'd buy a copy for all my family and friends and give everyone a copy. I have discovered, however, that giving gifts of books does not guarantee it will be read. I've given away plenty of my books to family and friends who never read them. This is a book that will make you think and it will touch you like no other book. While it's a work of fiction, the insight into God - the Trinity - is incredible. It will bring you closer to God and give you an understanding of how He works, better than anything I've ever read. I really want to give a summery of the story, but I'd rather you be gripped and moved by every turn and surprise that you read in it.
I don't recommend a lot of books, but to all our friends and family, from Arkansas, to Virginia, to Texas, to Tennessee, to Florissant, and anywhere else, get this book and read it. It's in paperback at most Christian book stores. I'm going to see if I can purchase copies at bulk rates for my church family at Florissant. Let me know if you find a really good deal. I suspect I'm going to be thinking about this book for a long time.


Anonymous said...

I read the book a few weeks ago and I'm still thinking about it! I think this is a book that I will read more than once before I absorb all of it's meat (fictional or not). I've already loaned it out, but can't wait to get it back for a re-read.

Phyllis Russell

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Kathy said...

Kevin left it for me while he went to Nashville. I started reading at 5:00 yesterday and didn't look up until 7:45. It is so thought provoking. I think about the author and what thoughts and emotions he had to go through to complete this book. The simple truths are Biblical, we have just muddied the waters too often.