REVHROD at revgalblogpals brings us this thoughtful yet challenging Friday Five. The website promoting this piece of art says, "For the first time, the worlds most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated”. The shelf is made of reclaimed wood that contains seven religious books. The designers have put them – literally – on the same level.
Well, pish posh! I think that some books ARE better than others! How about you?
- What book have you read in the last six months that has really stayed with you? Why? To be honest, I had major problems with concentration and memory the last six months, so not much stayed with me from my reading. So I'll just share what I read that I can remember I read. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, The Daring Book for Girls, The Big Book of Girl Stuff, Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 7), Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, and a lot of children's books. Can you tell I like Alexander McCall Smith's writings?) Did I mention that I read books on Natural Church Development, Now Discover Your Strengths, and the Bible?
- What is one of your favorite childhood books? The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy, The Wizard of Oz books, The Encyclopedia, World Book's Child Craft, any book I could get from the library and the Children's book of Bible stories.
- Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? yes Do tell! Psalms
- What is one book you could read again and again? The Bible, The Harry Potter books and The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Is there a book you would suggest for Lenten reading? I don't. What is it and why?
And because we all love bonus questions, if you were going to publish a book what would it be? The Daring Book for Female Ministers. Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent? Barbara Brown Taylor. She would write that she would have never left the church had she read this book first, instead she would be planting a new church! And you too can be a Daring Female Minister. Abi, where were you in the midst of my Pastoring crisis? You new female ministers pay heed, and you too can be a Daring Female Minister.