Thursday, December 20, 2007

just read and currently reading.....

1. "God Smuggler" by Brother Andrew. This is the guy who started up the Christian organisation 'Open Doors'. What an inspiring story!

2. "Soul Surfer" by Bethany Hamilton. I was given this to read a while ago. It's about the Christian surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack in Hawaii. Also inspiring, an easy read, not all that deep but a fun story written by a young girl who wants to share God's love and providence with people through her experience.

ps she is still a world class surfer with one arm and was back in the water 3 weeks after the attack - can you believe it!

Currently reading... "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan. I have only just started it, it's a 1928 edition of the book - so it's all old and special. I have obviously heard about this book many times but only now getting to read it. I am looking forward to it!

6 comments:

Priscilla said...

I thought that "The Pilgrim's Progress " was a rather difficult read. What do you think? I thought the old English was difficult....but maybe it's easier for you.

sophg said...

I'm like you, heard a lot about Pilgrim's progress, but not read it yet.

Ps. I've just got a new blog... with blogger.

Priscilla said...

I have read "God's Smuggler"...but not in a long time. I think I ought to dig it out again. Have you read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie TenBoom?

I read Bethany's story in a magazine here in the US...but of course they did not include that she is a Christian. Interesting.

Alison said...

The Soul Surfer one sounds good. I love "The Hiding Place" Priscilla, it's such a challenging story.

joeks said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas! (It's still the 25th here.)

Nixter said...

I haven't read the 'Hiding PLace' one but I have heard of it and would like to check it out!

I am finding the Pilgrim's Progress hard to get in to but reading at night before bed probably doesn't help!