The Knock At The Door

15 Feb

There’s a knock at the door.  Who could it be and what could they be bringing?  Whether from my faithful postman or the always right on time UPS man, the package never ceases to bring a thrill. And when it is opened, what could be better than beholding . . . a BOOK!  My children laugh and say I will one day be surrounded by teetering mounds of books with cats interspersed throughout. Oh would that day be today!

Seriously, I love getting books in the mail.  And today came one I have been eagerly awaiting — Book Lover’s Devotional:  What We Learn About Life From Sixty Great Works of Literature.

If you like books, you’ll love The Book Lover’s Devotional—a collection of 60 readings that draw engaging, contemporary spiritual points from literature. From All Quiet on the Western Front to Little House on the Prairie, from In His Steps to Pride and Prejudice, and from Christy to The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, books covered run the gamut of genres, from the 1800s to the present. Each entry features details on the book itself, and describes a moment of truth to be found in the story. “Further thought” questions encourage critical thinking about literature. If you like books, get The Book Lover’s Devotional!

I DO love it!  I immediately read the first entry featuring George Orwell’s 1984. Each entry has a synopsis of the book, thoughts about how it relates to God, a Scripture reference and questions to ponder.  I am not very good at making it through a whole devotional book.  Usually, I give up about 1/2 way through!  (I have quite a few in my teetering piles!)  But I am hoping that in the next 60 days I will follow through with this commitment.   I’ll let you know how it goes.  In the meantime check out this book for yourself by clicking here.