Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My kids are mirroring my reading choices.

During the school year, my kids check out books from the school library. They choose these books without any input from me. Recently, I asked them what they were reading that wasn't related to their schoolwork. I was so surprised when they brought out their books. They had each chosen a book that I loved!

My 14 year old son was reading Black by Ted Dekker! I love Ted Dekker's books. I can't say I have loved all of his books but most of them are very dear to me. Black is certainly high on my list of favorites. I have probably read it 5 times. As he reads further into the book, I anticipate some good discussions about the themes in the story.

My 12 year old daughter had just started The Song of Albion (Book 1, The Paradise War) by Stephen R. Lawhead. As soon as she showed the book to me, I walked over to my bookcase and pulled out my copy of the book. She decided that she would rather wait until summer and read it with me. It has been a long time since I read it so that sounded good to me.

It thrills this book lover's heart to know that I can share some of my favorite books with my kids.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Review: When Jesus Wept by Bodie and Brock Thoene

When Jesus Wept is the story of Lazarus and his friendship with Jesus. Lazarus is a master wine maker. He travels to see who John the Baptist is and is there when John baptizes Jesus. He next sees Jesus at the wedding at Cana and witnesses Jesus turning the water into wine. Of course, this makes a huge impression on Lazarus. He seeks Jesus out more and more and becomes close friends with him. There are many comparisons involving how grape vines are pruned to get the best grapes and how the Father prunes us to get the best out of us.

The best part of the book was when Lazarus was dead and in Heaven. He is greeted by his parents first and then his son that died at 3 days old. Then finally by his wife who died in childbirth. Being reunited with our loved ones is something all of us look forward to. The description of what happened in Heaven when Jesus wept was very moving.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable read. I can highly recommend it.

I'm Back!

With my husband's encouragement, I have decided to come back to blogging.

Many things have changed since I last wrote. I now work part time at the local library but ironically I don't work with books. I work as a computer lab assistant and when I am not helping someone, I process DVD's.

I will be doing some book reviews. I would like to spotlight some authors that might not be as familiar to most. I will write about ebooks and the best places that I have found to find free ebooks.

I would welcome any suggestions for topics that you would like me to cover.

I hope you will be Inspired 2 Read.