Mar 152012
 

    

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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.
Ted asks:
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?

My answer:
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.

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  3 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. I agree, the book of Revelation has a lot for us to think about and ponder over. Right from the beginning in chapter 1 and verse 3 John says: “Happy is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and who observe the things written in it.” So many of the prophecies written in it have been fulfilled or are being fulfilled. So Happy are we if we read it.

  2. I can’t think of anytime I did that either.

  3. That was a tough question. I couldn’t think of any so opted to not answer.

    Left Behind is a great series of books, sure it’s a bit preachy but it’s expected considering the religious slant.

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