Friday, January 18, 2008

Fridy Five:Read Any Good Books Lately?


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?

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? yes Do tell! Psalms
  4. What is one book you could read again and again? The Bible, The Harry Potter books and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  5. 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.

21 comments:

Sally said...

I'll buy your book Abi! And I've grown to love the Psalms- they say everything!!!

DogBlogger said...

LOVE your bonus answer!

Michelle said...

I love the thought of the Daring Book for Women Ministers!! Maybe THAT could be a RevGal writing project...

Presbyterian Gal said...

Love the Daring Book idea! That would be a bestseller for sure!

And I'm with you on the Psalms.

(word verification: bcoos ....because??)

RevAnne said...

I'd love to see the book! And Oz...how could I forget the Oz books.

Barbara B. said...

Yep, you should write the "Daring Book for Female Ministers" -- it is virtually guaranteed to be published!

Sunny B. Ridings said...

Yes, I love your book idea as well. If you need a chapter on how you dare to move to a small town in the south and be a female minister- I'm your gal! Also, BBT is so fantastic! I book jacket comment from her would help your sales!

Sue said...

The Psalms seem to be a common favourite among the RevGals and Pals!!

Queen Mum said...

Great book idea!

LawAndGospel said...

What a great book idea!

RevHRod said...

When you get the book written, let me know. Sounds like fun!

Thanks for a great play!

Rev Scott said...

Sheesh - that's quite a list of reading for someone having problems concentrating!

LOVE your book title, and I know several of my friends who would line up to get a book like that.

Great play!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

mmm creative & snazzy title ya got there... i'm working on the daring a little more each day.

Songbird said...

Oh, a Daring Book would be great!

RevDrKate said...

Ummm...Rev Scott captured my thoughts exactly. How many books do you remember when you ARE concentrating!?! Great play, can't wait to read your book.

Rev SS said...

Daring Female Minister ... Being a female minister in the first place is daring ... and our opportunities to grow in our daringness abound. Write that book girl!

Cathy said...

ooooh I like the name of that book! I bet it would sell millions!

I like Alexander McCall Smith too!

Deb said...

Sign me up for a 1st edition of your book!!!
LOVE
Deb

mid-life rookie said...

Alexander McCall Smith - We had to read the first of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency as part of our culture study for CPE. I immediately went to the library for the next two. I've read everything published so far.

Wizard of Oz books - hey, I thought I was the only one who knew there was more than one and who had read them.

Psalms - yes!

Daring Book for Female Ministers - Write it please!

teachergran said...

Ha! Great play!! Write your book please!! (In your free time of course.) I too loved the Oz books (and tried hard to find all of them when I had kids - I'm sure there were quite a few that I didn't find, and they didn't seem to like them as well as I had either). Also like Narnia books, Annie Lamott books, and Barbara Kinsolver's "High Tide in Tucson." Just finished Lisa (?) Fugard's "Spinner's Drift" for a book group. This group has kept me reading beyond all the kids' books that I love so much from reading to my kindergartners.

revabi said...

Okay, I am writing this book in my spare time. Can't say how long it will take. I love your comments.