This week’s question:
A while ago, I interviewed my readers for a change, and my final question was, “What question have I NOT asked at BTT that you’d love me to ask?” I got some great responses and will be picking out some of the questions from time to time to ask the rest of you. Like now.
Have you ever used a book to instruct someone of something or is there anyone for whom you would like to do that? (I don’t mean a text book for a class, but a work of fiction or non-fiction that would get a certain message across either through plot or character). What is the book and what do you wish to impart?
Hard question this week. I really can’t think of a book where I would “instruct” someone. However, I have strongly encouraged a lot of people to read The Left Behind Series, which is a story that is written as fiction but based upon a non-fictional book, The Revelations in the Bible.
My bff had tried talking me into reading this series for quite a while but I thought it would be full of theology. She begged for a long time and said to read, at least the 1st book, because she knew “I wouldn’t be able to put it down”. Knowing she isn’t a reader but so enthusiastic about this book, I had to see. She loaned me the 1st book. And she was right, I couldn’t put it down and read the entire 13 books in a matter of weeks. That was 5 years ago and to this day, when something happens in the world, we will call each other to say “that was in the book”.
I strongly suggest (instruct) others, to read this series for both believers and non believers. What do I wish to impart? To take stock of one’s life and preparation.