Monday, November 10, 2008

I invite you all to read...

The Shack

mentioned borrowing this book from the library and I have just finished it. (I have a tendency to read a number of books at the time, so it took me this long to finish this one.) To say that it was amazing may be an understatement. It gives such a graphic and loving image of who God is in our world and lives. There were so many things I learned from this book, not the least of which is to make God the center of our lives. It was such an eye opener: He doesn't want us to make Him first in our list of priorities. 

Jesus speaking to lead character:
 " ...I don't want to be the first among a list of values; I want to be at the center of everything. When I live in you, then together we can live through everything that happens to you. Rather than be a pyramid, I want to be the center of a mobile, where everything in your life- your friends, family, occupation, thoughts, activities- is connected to me but moves with the wind, in and  out and back and forth, in an incredible dance of being."

The Shack is a story about a father's struggle with his daughter's tragic murder, which ultimately brings him to face his issues with God, his daughter's killer, and his own estranged father.

Earth's crammed with heaven, 
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit around it and pluck blackberries.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning


yiqin; said...

OMG it sounds interesting! I have been looking for a good read. Will check this out :D

Susanna-Cole said...

I'm a total bookworm, and I love a good read, this book sounds incredible, I will definately have to check it out sometime! :)

And thanks so much for your comment and for sharing your thoughts on style! :)


♥ fashion chalet said...

AW, you are so sweet. Thank you. But I also have passed the award on to you, a loyal and very lovely reader. :)

DaisyChain said...

I'm checking this out for sure!

rachel said...

I do hope you all check it out! they're waiting for the sales to hit a certain number, then a movie will be in the works. I'm surely buying a copy of my own so I can also highlight and flag my favorite parts :) thank you all for your comments

♥ R

*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

Hi Rachel!!!

I love your spanking new blog banner!!! You're so talented!

Thanks for sharing this book with us.. I always loved inspirational reads... and will check this out as well!!

Mode Junkie said...

thanks for the tip sweetie! would def. check this out. ;)
thanks for dropping by my blog. see you around, ok?



what an amazing book! sounds like such a blessing. i needed to hear that excerpt so thank have been a blessing.
stay blessed and stylish

ashley said...

i think reading is one of my most favourite things around...i will check it out!
happy tuesday sweetie:)
x ashley