Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crazy Love

I read, like a lot. No seriously, I'm talking a LOT. It's what I do. And I do it fast. I devour books in a matter of hours rather than days. Once I start a good book I just can't stop until it's over. Heck, the same is true for a bad book, just because I know that if I don't get through it I'll be annoyed with myself for not finishing it.

The only exception to this is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I HATE that book. It literally took me months to read, and truth be told I'm sure I skimmed through a few of the dull parts. Oh, and maybe Hemingway too ... I really don't like Hemingway.

But anyways, that's not what this blog post is about. Lately my reading has taken on a new path. Rather than reading for enjoyment, or for even education, I've been reading for spiritual enlightenment lately. My heart is thirsty.

Have you read this book yet?
For some reason I can't find my pace while reading Crazy Love. It challenges everything about me. I'm finding it hard to just keep reading, flipping page after page, just to see what comes next, because quite honestly what comes next is a scary thing. Although this book is not mighty in terms of length, it's the hardest thing that I've ever read. And I am bound and determined to devote the time necessary to this book. In fact making the necessary changes in my life as outlined here is my 2011 resolution. And it's hopefully the first one in the history of my life that I'll keep.

I can guarantee that this book will shake everything that's inside of you up. It will make you uncomfortable, but in the best definition of the word.

So friends, what are you reading?


CourtneyKeb said...

It's been so long since I've even picked up a book other than The Message. I know theres at least 3 that I was reading before that one though. I'll have to look into your recommendation though!

Ashley said...

Just recently I've started reading again. I'm reading 'Resilience' by Elizabeth Edwards. It's good, I can't put it down really. I think I'm going to try Crazy Love next!

Jen said...

Right now I'm reading Rainwater by Sandra Brown. I got it for Christmas. I never heard of Crazy Love. I'm going to have to check it out. I LOVE to read, too...though I don't think I read quite as fast as you, lol. I'm trying to decide if I want a Kindle or not for my birthday in March. I rarely buy books, so that's why I'm not sure. I go to the library a lot, though! But I think the Kindles are so neat.

Nen said...

i've never heard of Crazy Love... i'm more of a fiction kind of gal myself...

i am reading "no compromise: the life story of Keith Green". even though this isn't a fiction book--it has kept my interest. not sure if you're familiar with Keith... but man, he sure was ON FIRE for God... and a huge part of the Jesus Movement in the 70's. makes me feel so inadequate and is having me take a serious look at my own life!!

i know exactly what you mean about devouring good AND bad books. even if a book is horribly boring.. i just HAVE to finish it or it bothers me! haha

Tiffany said...

You have sparked my curiousity. I look forward to adding Crazy Love to my book list for 2011. Thanks for sharing. I'm wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful new year!