Friday, August 11, 2006

Book Meme

1. One Book That Changed Your Life: Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time- Marcus Borg. I am not a big Jesus Seminar fan at this point, but this book was pivotal during my "I want to be a follower of Jesus but don't buy all the stuff I have to believe" phase. What is interesting is that once I was baptised and realized that I was going to be (gasp) a Christian, I DID believe all the stuff that just 3 days before I didn't. I think the Holy Spirit whacked me upside the head, but good. But Borg's book was helpful, nonetheless, because it gave me a way of approaching Jesus that I could relate to at the time.

2. One Book That You've Read More Than Once: I have read most of Yukio Mishima's books more than once.

3.One Book You'd Want On a Desert Island: The Bible. I know that is cliche, but it is true.

4. One Book That Made You Laugh: Heck, I could answer the bible to both of these next questions. I laughed, I cried, I was moved. But I'll throw in "My Secret History" by Paul Theroux.

5. One Book That Made You Cry: Yup, the Bible again. I can think of so many times when I have been moved to tears. I love, for example, the Luke story of when Mary comes and visits Elizabeth and fetal John the Baptist starts jumping for joy in his mother's womb. I cried when I read that. And the Mark Gethsemane story brings me to tears.

6. One Book You Wish Had Been Written. The Autobiography of St. Peter.

7. One Book That You Wish Had Never Been Written: What was that book that gave instructions for how to kill yourself?

8. One Book You’re Currently Reading: I have a bunch of books on my bedside table, including Teresa of Jesus, John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence, the Grail Bird, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, among others.

9. One Book You’ve Been Meaning To Read: Confessions by St. Augustine.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I'm currently reading "Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg. WOW is about all I can say. A whole new way (for me) of looking at Scripture. I'll have to read the Borg book you mentioned as well.