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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Booking Through Thursday / The Sullivans


This week's Booking Through Thursday question asks "Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book?"

Huh? Why would you say you've read a book you haven't read? I don't get it. Is it to make you look smart and well-read? "Ah yes, I did read The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Theory and History of Literature, Volume 10). Outstanding book, I must profess. Indubitably. Can't wait to read it again." Or to make you feel hip? Uh, sorry, gotta run. I'm camping out in front of Borders tonight to get the new Harry Potter book that just came out."

So, my answer is no.


Need to be spiritually uplifted?

Got a minute or two?

Able to handle something a tad bittersweet?

You've GOT to head over to Brady and Sara's Blog. Here's the gist before you go there: Brady and Sara Sullivan were married. They moved to Japan for his job in the Air Force. This past March she found out she had breast cancer, and two days before that mammogram she found out she was pregnant. In April she had a mastectomy and chemo. The baby was born three weeks early on September 8th. After some time in the NICU they brought baby Chloe home on September 15th. Two days later Sara had a seizure and went into a coma. She died on September 22. Yesterday would have been her 29th birthday. You have got to read about this darling husband's faith and strength. He talks about God's perfect timing and how every day of our lives is orchestrated by Him. In the blog Brady says, "It was Sara's time to go."

The baby is the cutest thing you've ever seen. Take a look at the heart-shaped birthmark God put on her arm. How perfect is that? If you read any of the posts, I guarantee you will be touched.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. --Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


Tina Kubala said...

The ratio to readers to non readers I know in the world leads me to believe only a percentage of best sellers are read. I don't understand, but the numbers don't lie.

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