Saturday, January 8, 2011

Best Book Ever...

Books can be dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."  ~Helen Exley

Do you want to know the best Book ever?
It's full of adventure and romance.
War and betrayal.
Love and forgiveness.
Fit for men, women, and children.

What am I talking about?

The Bible, of course.

I'm reviewing it on here because in 2010 I went through it chronologically with the help of a plan from

I have failed EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I have tried to do the "chapter-a-day" type plan. I get frustrated with myself because I am a perfectionist... I get so far behind that I give up. But 2010 was different. It was a plan that went through chapters a day. And I LOVED IT! I remember reading the story of Joseph and LOVING that I got to read his whole life story in a day.

My journey was inspired by Dayna Smith, one of my MCC students. She read the Bible as her CIY Challenge 2009-2010. I'm so proud of her! I started my journey on January 11, 2010 and finished December 26, 2010. I found that I couldn't stop reading!

My favorite story continues to be Ruth. What a bold, hard-working woman. She was faithful to her mother-in-law (Thank GOD for this story that not all in-law relationships have to be bad!). She was faithful to God.

After nine months in the Old Testament I was SO EXCITED for Jesus to come. How fitting that it took nine months to read the OT... and what a wonderful thing to read about Jesus coming, His Life and the impact it had and continues to have! And people wonder why I love Christmas so much!

In 2011, I am hoping to study Paul's life and missionary journeys. Having been to Rome, I am interested in his travels, his method of church planting, and his overall life. I would also like to read missionary biographies and  study the book of Philippians.

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.  I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.... What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.  ~Henry David Thoreau

I must finish by acting....


  1. Wow. First of all I love that picture. How...? And second, I love the content - a clear, straightforward message. Ah, how happy you make me to know you. :)