Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Book Recommendations

Hello, Faithful Readers!

Your friendly, neighborhood bookworm has a couple of book recommendations for you!

First- The Jesus I Never Knew, by Phillip Yancy.
Love, love, loved reading this book. It reminded me, once again, that we worship and follow a Jesus who is nothing short of breathtakingly offensive and amazingly controversial. This book will drive home the point that Jesus was a REAL man. He got angry; he wept. He loved! But, most of all, Jesus set forth black and white laws that have not changed through the centuries. And they are just as hard now and they were then. If you want to get to know Jesus a little bit better, then I would strongly recommend that you pick up a copy of this book!

Second- Know Why You Believe, by Paul E. Little
Ah, a classic apologetic manual. First published in the late 1960's, this is a wonderful book for anyone to read. Correction, I think EVERYONE should read this book. Every Christian needs to be equipped with information to defend their faith. This book is an absolute must. To quote Billy Graham, "Scholarly, Articulate, Simple." I recently picked up the newest edition, published about 6 years ago by Little's widow, Marie.

Yeah, I know I should put some of these reviews on another site and link it to this one... ::sigh:: Maybe soon I'll get around to that. But, not in the next couple of weeks. Christmas (my birthday!) is just a week and a half away... the day after Christmas, Darcy and I are flying (way to early in the morning, if you ask me) to south Texas to spend a several days with his vacationing parents... We fly home on Sat. the 30th, only to turn right around the next day and fly out with my parents to see my dad's family in West Virginia. It's my grandparent's 65th (how awesome is that) wedding aniversary on Jan. the 3rd. We're spending about a week there!

But, on the upside... this semester is finished!!!!!!!!!!!
No more class for a month!!! WHOO-HOO!!

Interesting sidenote: Hoping to meet Rachael Ray tonight! Those of you who know me well, know I love to cook... you also know my collection of RR's cookbooks and the monthly mag I get!She is signing copies of her newest cookbook tonight and I'm gonna try and get me one! Though it's taken a game plan with military precision to pull this off!!!!

I'll let you know how it goes!
Until next time, see you around the garden!

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