Tuesday, August 01, 2006

One Book (Gaines)

Travis has seen fit to tag us with another book meme, and Jason has joined in a pincer-manuever. So here is my humble contribution.

Note: The standard disclaimer "other than the Bible" applies.

1. One book that changed your life:
The Greatest Book on Dispensational Truth in the World, Larkin

I list this humbly-titled book for two reasons: One, it was as a college freshman that I was first seriously challenged to delve into my Christian faith, by some ardent Larkin/Scofield enthusiasts. And two, I think I now disagree with almost everything in this book (especially the chapter on "The Dispensational Teaching of the Great Pyramid").

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien

Sure, it's a popular answer, but it really is that good. (And it really does count as one book, too.)

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
Robinson Crusoe, Defoe

Seems pretty applicable.

4. One book that made you laugh:
The Inimitable Jeeves, Wodehouse

The first Jeeves novel I read. Subsequent ones have also made me laugh out loud with remarkable consistency.

5. One book that made you cry:
Where the Red Fern Grows, Rawls

I swear I'm not a robot, but the print medium just doesn't seem to evoke those kinds of responses in me. But I do remember this one being pretty sad.

6. One book that you wish had been written:
Can't We All Just Get Along? - The Reformed Faith as the Basis For Christian Unity

It could happen ...

7. One book you wish had never been written:
See number #1.

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin

I swear I'm going to finish this one by the end of the year. (Note: I didn't specify which year.)

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Brave New World, Huxley

Somehow I made it through high school without reading this. (Of course, I read 1984 for the first time just a couple of years ago.)

10. Now tag five people:
Kennan and Chandra
Eric (if he still reads us ...)
Patricia (Or Jamil, if he still remembers how to post on that thing ...)

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