I saw a similar post on Jonathan Brink’s blog, and I thought I would fill in the blanks myself – because I adore books, and reading…  The question was, what are the books that changed your life. So here goes.

One Book That Changed Your Life

God’s Passion for His Glory, by John Piper/Jonathan Edwards.  I Slugged through this book, at a time when I was reading a book a week, this took me four months.  I read it out loud to Heather on the airplane – what a good sport she is. 

It is a paradigm shift – there is no other book that has changed my entire outlook on life like this one has.

One Book That You Read More Than Once

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – how cliche is that?

One Book You Would Want on a Desert Island

The Bible – I mean that… It is the only book written by God – which I woefully neglect when not stranded on an island… 

One Books That Made You Laugh

Anything by Terry Pratchett. So far, I have only read Guards, Guards! and Pyramids – but he is Brilliant with his humor, and understanding of humanity.

One Book That Made You Cry

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, edited by Piper and Justin Taylor
and Velvet Elvis by Bell.

I cheated – I put two down… There’s just different kinds of crying, and these produced very different tears….

One Book You Wish You Had Written

Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. A beautiful, modern take on the story of Hosea…

One Book You Are Currently Reading

Blue Like Jazz. By Donald Miller. I did not expect to enjoy this one, and have been pleasantly surprised with it. Some very quotable bits that I will add to my book page in the next week or so….

One Book You Have Been Meaning to Read

Confessions by Saint Augustine. I am a few pages in (for months now) – and it is wonderful – I just got sidetracked. I can not wait to delve into this one – but I anticipate a book that can only be chewed on in small portions – like a slice of overly sweet chocolate cake, that you absolutely delight in, in moderation.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. raquelamisto
    Jan 14, 2008 @ 12:03:59

    Jane Austin IS NOT CLICHE!

    Did you know that PBS is airing all of the really good versions of her books right now? They started last night (I missed it to go and watch Atonement which I whole heartedly insist that you skip). Check out and then click on masterpiece theater…


  2. Nicole
    Jan 14, 2008 @ 12:09:00

    She’s not cliche – the fact that I am a woman, loving Jane Austin, is cliche.


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