It is amazing the impact a book can have on your life. You read a book and it can change your whole outlook on a situation or circumstance in an instant. Books can open our eyes to so many wonders that the world has to offer.
When asked what book has the greatest impact on my life I would have to truly say the Bible as a whole but certain Books within the Bible have had an even greater impact at different times. I enjoy the newness of Genesis and the trials of Exodus. I have always liked the story of David, a man with sin but of God, with sin and he still is able to find favor with God. I love that part.
I could probably name a great quality or theme in every book of the Bible but I won’t do that.
I will tell you that there have been many books that I have read over the years. I remember a book I read in either 5th or 6th grade called The Westing Game, I loved that book and read it until it fell apart. As I got older I read so many books that I have never kept track and I should have then I could have avoided reading some over again by mistake. I read a LaVyrle Spencer story called Morning Glory set in the south in the early days of WWII. That was another book that I read until it fell apart.
Lately I have been reading historical fiction, specifically set in the Tudor Reign of England. These are characters that you love and hate all at the same time. The books I have been reading are based on basic fact with the day-to-day details being fiction. I am not sure what it is about these books unless I just needed a break from the mysteries and such that I had been reading.
I have gotten the kids really reading again. My daughter is reading The Princess Diaries and my son is almost done with Prince Caspian then he will start the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I love having them read…reading will take them anywhere they want to go and beyond.