Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Five--Books books books!!!!

The website promoting this piece of art says, "For the first time, the worlds most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated”. The shelf is made of reclaimed wood that contains seven religious books. The designers have put them – literally – on the same level.

Well, pish posh! I think that some books ARE better than others! How about you?

  1. What book have you read in the last six months that has really stayed with you? Why?
  2. hmm, I've read a LOT of books in the past six months! I loved Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I loved Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo, and both of those have stuck with me. They changed the way I think and the way I imagine.

  3. What is one of your favorite childhood books?
  4. For a long time my favorite book was Island of the Blue Dolphins. I read it over and over and over....

  5. Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? Do tell!
    Isaiah. Hands down. If I had to choose from the NT I would choose Mark's gospel. But I really think Isaiah has everything we need, and it's beautifully written as well--in Hebrew and in English!

  6. What is one book you could read again and again?
    There are lots of books I do read again and again. Pride and Prejudice is one, of course. Lamb. Good Omens. The Princess Bride. Lots of others...

  7. Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? What is it and why?
    Most years I read a Barrie Shepherd book...Faces at the Manger is my favorite. I love imagining the characters, plus Barrie is a wonderful writer. He's good with images. But everyone seems to be recommending Bread and Wine or some such book so I'll maybe pick that up...

And because we all love bonus questions, if you were going to publish a book what would it be? Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent?
who knows....


  1. I love the book Island of the Blue's a book I read to my daughter at bedtime. I think she was in the 4th grade...

    And although I didn't choose Isaiah I agree that it is great book in the Bible....

    glad you played today...

  2. I chose Isaiah, I love its imagery.

    Great play

  3. I reread both Lamb and The Princess Bride in the last two months. Good books!

    Thanks for playing!

  4. Ooh, The Princess Bride. Remember all those lunches at your house?

    Pride and Prejudice is probably the one I read most often. My current favorite book is 1&2 Chronicles -- after the geneology stuff is over.

    The book that changed my life was "The Blue Castle" by L.M. Montgomery. I read it the year I worked in California, and it changed how I think about life, the world, and "what people will think."