Here’s what I’m reading and a quote where I am:
The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins
Okay, I caved. I want to see what the hype is all about. (Sigh. One week in, and I’m already adding to my Spring ‘12 Reading List.)
“Unexpectedly, Rue throws her arms around me. I only hesitate a moment before I hug her back. “You be careful,” she says to me. “You, too,” I say.
“Honestly, I think we read our Bibles poorly because we read all of our nonfiction books poorly. To better read our Bibles, or any nonfiction book, we must work to improve our reading skills.”
“In my discouragement I blurted out, ‘God, You would be perfectly just in sending me to hell.’ Immediately on the heel of those words, though, came this thought: No, You wouldn’t because Jesus satisfied Your justice for me.”
“Sometimes he had half a thought to go back; then again he thought he might be half way through the valley; he remembered also how he had already vanquished many a danger, and that the danger of going back might be much more than for to go forward; so he resolved to go on.”
“The very scary thing about religion, to me, is that people actually believe God is who they think He is. By that I mean they have Him all figured out, mapped out, and as my pastor, Rick, says, ‘dissected and put into jars on a shelf.’”
The Shelter of God’s Promises
by Sheila Walsh
Jenna and I finished this one last week. I recommend it. It’s a heart-warming book of authentic personal stories and Bible stories, one promise at a time.
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What book are you reading?