Monday, March 31, 2008

Books Read in 2008

February:
Persuasion by Jane Austen (ok, so I re-read it, but loved it more the third time. The tale of a good, intelligent woman on the verge of being forever an “old maid,” whose family ignores her but whom she helps all the same. There is a handsome man she loved before he was rich, and so turned down at the influence of her family and friends, and very much regrets. He comes back into her life and suddenly everyone realizes Anne Elliot is the girl they want to marry. I underlined every word that illustrated persuasion, steadfastness, or persuad-ability. There are a lot.)

March:
The Preacher and the Presidents by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (a modern history book looking at leadership, politics, and big decisions as associated with Billy Graham.)

A Walk With Jane Austen by Lori Smith (Single Christian girl in early thirties goes to England to trace Jane Austen’s life. She dreams of love, finds something special, and goes on to share her very human, very female thoughts about life, love, and God – often borrowing words from Jane Austen herself.)

To God be all glory.

4 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I spent years of my younger days studying Billy Graham. I was young, and after a long time being adamantly pro-Graham, I've had to "separate" myself in a way due to too many differences that eventually added up.

What do you think?

Lisa of Longbourn said...

I think that Billy Graham has great integrity and focus, and an incredible faith in God. I don't agree with all of his theology or all of his methods, and I doubt whether even most of those who came forward at one of his crusades were actually saved. The politics angle brought out by the book was fascinating. Reading "recent" history like that makes me feel young by all I don't know or remember.

To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I think he has great potential, but wish he would use it to better.

Lisa of Longbourn said...

Dr. Paleo,
Don't we all?
To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn