My friend Bipin tagged me to do a “One Book Meme”, or in other words pass on some fave books, or kind of like a mini book report. 🙂 I’m not sure I will be able to narrow it down to only one book per category, but I’ll try! So, here goes:
One book that changed your life: Well, obviously the Bible! Other than that one, Hinds Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, and Created To Be His Helpmeet by Debbie Pearl
One book that you’ve read more than once: All of those listed in the previous category! Other than those, hmmm, let me think: Love Comes Softly by Janette Oak
One book you’d want on a desert island: Well, again, other than the Bible, maybe Country Women? (kind of a survival guide)
One book that made you laugh: Yes, They’re All Ours by Rick Boyer – written by a father of fourteen. He has a very humorous writing style, not to mention plenty of humorous stories to tell!
One book that made you cry [or feel really sad]: Ummmm…. The Hiding Place? by Corrie Ten Boom. It was a mixture of sad and hopeful, about Christians in the holocaust, who were sent to a concentration camp for hiding Jews.
One book that you wish had been written: Well, I have wished on several occasions that my mother had written a diary over the years for me to read and glean from now. She has forgotten many things from early child-rearing years, and a written record would have been great. That is one of my main motivations for keeping up with journaling: my children. I also wish that a great number of good books in English had been written in Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese, for me to be able to pass them on as excellent resources to various people.
One book that you wish had never been written: These are hard questions, and ones I dont sit around and contemplate often! I think Bipin’s and Christy’s answers are good: The Da Vinci Code and The Origin of the Species. Other than that, maybe the Harry Potter series? (Sorry, Bipin!)
One book you’re currently reading: Lying In ~ A History of Childbirth in America. Dont feel like looking up the author’s names right now. It is fascinating! I love history, and I love all topics related to pregnancy and childbirth, and this is a very interesting history book of childbirth in America from colonial times to present and the development of people’s attitudes and the practices surrounding births in different epochs. Good information toward my training to be a midwife. 🙂
One book you’ve been meaning to read: There are definitely WAY more than one! I have stacks that are waiting to be read! But, the first one I can think of is Hands On Projects for Character Building by Rick and Marilyn Boyer. It lists things you can do with your children that emphasize godly character. I have used a few of the projects, though, even though I havent read all the way through the book. 🙂 Very good!
Now tag five people. I tag