Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rescued

I'm a reader. Watching the RNC was the first time in at least 6 months (I'm not kidding) that I watched something besides reruns of Seventh Heaven or something from the Disney Channel because it is what the kids were watching. I'm not a big TV watcher, movies are cool, but TV is pretty boring nowadays. Give me a good book and I'll devour it.

Every once in awhile a book comes along that really stretches me. I'm talking about fiction. Christian fiction. Uncharted by Angela Hunt was like a "whoa" book for me. I also try to be more like characters in some books, like Lance who was so in tune with God that he miraculously served and healed people from the Kristin Heitzman series (Secrets was the first one). I've learned more about compassion, humility, and forgiveness reading this kind of stuff.

I just finished the book Rescued and oh. my. word. I'm like blown away. I'll warn you that it makes eternity very fathomable (is that a word?), and it provoked something in me to go after the lost. It really hit home that the cares/possessions/pride of this world really mean nothing ...that trivial stuff that stresses me out is nothing compared to where our souls will end up spending eternity. Eternity as in FOREVER. Yikes, it almost short circuits my brain if I think too long about it! If you like your books with a good dose of supernatural intensity that is based on scripture, you'll really enjoy this one!

4 comments:

Beautiful Grace said...

I always looking for good books, thanks!!

The Gang's All Here! said...

Liked it. Didn't love it, but I'm not a huge adventure story lover either. Prefer predictable, brainless romances or chick lit that helps me fall asleep quick :)

Did you know he's speaking at CLA on Oct. 17&18 at the men's conference? The Boss is going.

Maria Matter said...

Hey Melissa!
So glad I stopped by today! This book sounds like a perfect read for our studies right now...how cool is that! Thanks for sharing, blessings, Maria

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

Thanks for the recommendation! You know I am always looking for a good book.:)