Favorite Book?

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  1. Rev. G

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    Other than the Scriptures?
     
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    Why not? This is a good start for a thread.... :D

    In terms of Bible, I really, really appreciate Phillip Keller's "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23" and "Lessons from a Sheepdog."

    In terms of creation/evolution, Jonathan Wells' "Icons of Evolution" is outstanding, ss is Walter ReMine's "The Biotic Message".

    In terms of current problems in the church, David Hunt's "The Occult Invasion". (My husband just saw his video on Islam and said it is also outstanding).

    In terms of humor, just about anything from Erma Bombeck -- it makes me chuckle at myself.

    In terms of reading myself to sleep when my husband is not here -- Readers' Digest -- it doesn't require any brain cells to be functioning!
     
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    I really like Pilgrams Progress. I just finished reading it. But it has a lot of scriptures, so I don't know if it counts. [​IMG]
     
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    Rosa, of course it counts! :D Spurgeon said of Bunyan, "If you would prick him, he would bleed bibline."
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    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
     
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    'To Kill a Mockingbird' - great tale!
     
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    Homer's Iliad

    The Lord of the Rings and the Hobit

    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
     
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    Les Miserables, without a doupt the best novel ever written! Although first timers would probably do best with the condensed version. The first book of the novel describes a priest who displays Christ-likeless that changes the lifes of people around him. An excellent read!
     
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    Deacon, I don't think I'd advise folks to read the condensed version first; I did, and then I had no taste for the real thing. The condensed version is, after all, longer than most novels.

    My vote: "God in the Dock" by C.S. Lewis. (It's actually a collection of essays, not an organic work, but it hits upon so many topics that it's almost a survey of Lewis' thought.)
     
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    The Illiad & The Odyssey - two of my favorites!

    The Lord of the Rings and the Hobit - The best! I've read them all more than once! BTW, I just bought the extended version DVD of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' yesterday. I can hardly wait for 'The Two Towers.' In the words of E. Scrooge on Christmas morn, "I'm as giddy as a schoolboy." :D

    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - excellent! Good story (along with the other Chronicles of Narnia), and lots of things to use for sermon material (analogies and quotes).

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    Les Miserables - great stuff!

    God in the Dock - C. S. Lewis, enough said. [​IMG]

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    Rev. G:

    Unfortunately, I never developed a taste for Tolkien. My college roommates talked the thing to death, so I was tired of it before I ever had a chance to read it. Maybe it's not too late -- I haven't even seen the first movie.

    Practically anything by Lewis is good. I used to have several volumes but (grumble, grumble) I've put them up somewhere and can't find them.
     
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    I am into the christain fiction books by Beverly Lewis and Janette Oke. ~Sheila~
     
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    Rev. G:

    Which translations of the Illiad and the Odyssey are you reading? Let me know how they are. (Or are you reading the classical Greek?)
     
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    rsr:

    It's never too late, friend! You still have time to take Tolkien as your personal favorite author. Just repeat after me... :D

    Seriously, I really, really like Tolkien. I think you would enjoy LOTR.

    It has been quite a few years since I read Homer. I'm not sure as to whose translations they were, but I certainly wasn't reading them in the classical Greek. I'll tell you, classical Greek is A LOT different than Koine. Worlds apart! You'd think they would be very similar, but they aren't. I read some of the Patristics in classical Greek, but it was very slow going - and I had to have tools at hand. A lot different than Koine!

    Did you see 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'? I thought it was an interesting take on Homer, but I really didn't care much for the movie itself. I did like the music, though.

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    My Bible of course, um Pilgims' Progress was great. Anything by Janette Oke, Lori wick, Cathrine Palmer, Al and Joanna Lacey, or Lynn and Gilbert Lewis. They write the best Christian fiction. I also loved Jonathon Edwards' "Sinners in The Hands of An Angrey God." {GREAT SERMON!}
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    In secular books, and good litrature, I thoroughly enjoy reading Somerset Maugham, a writer of short stories. In particular, I read over and over, The Verger.

    Then I flip to the writings of James Herriot, the Yorkshire veterinarian and the stories about his ventures in Yorkshire.

    Cheers,

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    Jim, I'm a great fan of the Herriot books; the only one I haven't read is the last one. (Shame on me.) I think I have all the paperbacks of the first four.
     
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    Hmmmm, favorite book other than the Bible???

    Well, being the huge fiction fan (Christian/sci-fi/fantasy), there is plenty to choose from. On the Christian side of things, I'd have to say "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti. On the secular side of things, it's a toss-up between "The Lord of the Rings" by Tolkien, or "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant," by Steven R. Donaldson.

    God Bless!!!

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    RSR Jim, I'm a great fan of the Herriot books; the only one I haven't read is the last one. (Shame on me.) I think I have all the paperbacks of the first four.

    If one has ever visited the Yorkshire area, you will appreciate the realism in Herriot's books. They are a unique people in the Dales.

    Only four books; Here is a list: If Only They Cold Talk, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, All Creatures Great and Small, Let Sleeping Vets Lie, Vet in Harness, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Vets Might Fly, Vets in a spin, All Things Wise and Wonderful and James Herriot's Yorkshire.

    Some of these books have been combined to form one book, but were originally single volumes.

    You were aware that the chap died a couple of years ago....the victim of being rammed by a sheep in his front garden....the sheep didin't kill him, but he never recovered from his ensuing injuries.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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