"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Books...as I wander

I love to read! I read while doing nearly everything else, except driving, yet I do read the horizon and all that God has created.

I haven’t been as diligent to my blog schedule since the flooding, but I thought that I would get back to what I wish to write about weekly. If I insert an additional post here and there I am fine, but the schedule will keep me and my loved ones in tune with what I am thinking and what I find important.

I do consider blogging to be such an incredible peak into our thoughts, more so than journaling ever did before. You see we can see instantly things occurring and place our viewpoint on it. I delight in knowing that my children and grandchildren can and perhaps will, be able to know me…my thoughts, my serious side, my humor, my passion for my husband and family, and my total love for my Saviour. Just ten years ago this blog journal was not really as possible as today.

So with that introduction I would like to share a book that I have completed that was a wonderful read. I just read The Remarkable Record of Job, by Henry Morris. Henry Morris is a wonderful author and I have truly enjoyed every book that I have found written by him. Job is a wonderful book in the bible, so before you delve into Henry Morris’ book read Job if you have not done so, as the first place to read the scriptures and of the scriptures is in the bible. That said, this is a wonderful read.

What books have inspired you lately? What book in the bible has the Lord used to speak to you this week?

My answers: The above book has been inspiring me, and in the bible I have been pressed to really read John, and I know that the Lord is working on me by using this book. I have been really urgently feeling that in addition to reading His word that I myself need to study the bible diligently...to define terms I do not know, to locate places on the map, to identify the people mentioned, and to memorize scriptures in this chapter by chapter study. I know that this will be a project that will take the rest of my life...and love this thought.
Jennifer

7 comments:

Memories for a Lifetime said...

Blessings, Jen as you seek to know our Saviour through His word.

Also, Henry Morris is a great author!!

my house by the river said...

Dear Jennifer,

One of the books that I am reading right now is called "Rest in the Gospel" by Dan Stone. This has been such an amazing book for me. I get to share it also with my husband - who is a new believer.

I find that when I read a chapter, I go to the Word right away. It has opened up the gospel in a whole new way.

Thank you for sharing.

many blessings,

mari

diana said...

the last book that really inspired me was the shack by william young. i wish everyone would read this simple and easy book.

i just got done reading the book of zepheniah from the bible. i'm usually in the new testament but wander over to the old testament occasionally.

Kitty said...

I read Swiss Family Robinson this summer (my mom recommended it for a family read-aloud) and it was fantastic!! I was surprised at how much I loved it.

From The Bible, I get the most out of Proverbs. I need to constantly surround myself in reminders of how I need to be living. But I always go back to the reminders of God's kind of Love in Corinthians and what I need to keep my thoughts focused on, in Philipians.

Kitty said...

PS Thank you for visiting my daughter's blog, you made her beam!!!

Flossie said...

I have this book! I started reading it but haven't finished - I thought I would read the book of Job first and then go back to read this. My daughter won it at a Creation Semininar with John McKay. That was incredible!

Blessings from my end of God's world to yours!

Flossie

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh I'll have to run down a copy of that book. I love Job and one of my favorite books of all time is a totally different perspective on Job of many I have read. I'll be eager to read this mans.
Susan