Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting a reading challenge. Here are my reading goals, to be accomplished by June 21, 2007. (Hmmm. Seems there is something else going on on that day; can’t quite put my finger on it…) Listed below are the books I’m reading (title, author, and a brief excerpt):
1 & 2 Corinthians- God
“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”
Thundering Sneakers- Prudence Mackintosh
“…Our children’s early years were not just an interruption in a writing career or in a good night’s sleep, or a blur of mindless, boring tasks. To the contrary, they contained all of the loveliness, violence, humor, and mystery that we could handle.”
The Mommy Survival Guide- Barbara Curtis
“Our culture has really cultivated a sense in us that we’re somehow entitled to excitement, beauty, fun, and romance long after we’ve settled into raising a family. And that sense of entitlement battles against the very real demands of raising children and raising them well.”
Heaven- Randy Alcorn
“We are homesick for Eden. We’re nostalgic for what is implanted in our hearts…We long for what the first man and woman once enjoyed- a perfect and beautiful Earth with free and untainted relationships with God…Every attempt at human progress has been an attempt to overcome what was lost in the Fall.”
Jewel- Bret Lott
“I love you, Jewel, “ and he looked up at me. The words nearly knocked my wind out… They were words I hadn’t heard from him since Before, and all I could say, all I could offer him right there on the water, were my own words, ones I couldn’t remember offering up to him myself since then: “I love you, Leston,” I said almost in a whisper, and I made sure my eyes were square on his…I wanted him to know I was here, with him, not back on shore and worried with our baby.
Making The Most Of Every Move- Garner Dodson
“We have left behind us the most extraordinary succession of delightful dwelling houses each of which in turn once meant everything to us, but not one of which we now regret having left.” -Alfred North Whitehead
How ’bout it? Are there half-finished books collecting dust at your house, or am I the only one? Follow the link above to Katrina’s to add your list to the challenge.
Ready, Set, Go!