Georgie tagged me with this great meme. My Amazon wish list has grown by about ten items after reading what everyone else has had to say for this one.
1. One book that changed your life:
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel – It never even occurred to me that the Christian story might be true until I read this. I talked more about it here.
Runner up: Domestic Tranquility by Carolyn Graglia – The first book to make me re-examine my silly liberal beliefs about feminism and marriage.
…OK, I just thought of about five other books that are close runners up. I think I’ll just do other posts about them in the future.
2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Endurance by Alfred Lansing – Probably the best book I’ve ever read. Absolutely amazing. Go add it to your wish list right now (make sure to get the version by Lansing).
3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
The Cathecism of the Catholic Church
4. One book that made you laugh:
The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton – I love his dry, British wit.
5. One book that made you cry:
Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel – I didn’t see the ending coming, the final story she tells brought me to tears. Man, I’m getting teary-eyed just thinking about it. (Next time you’re in a book store pick up the book and read the last five pages. Really moving.)
6. One book that you wish had been written:
Christian Apologetics for Atheists – Nobody’s done it right yet. C.S. Lewis and Lee Strobel have come close, but there’s no one book that I think I could recommend to atheist friends and say “here, read this” that I think would do any good.
7. One book that you wish had never been written:
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max – I partied with this guy and his friends one time and have never been so unimpressed with a group of people in my life. As an aspiring writer, I almost choked when I saw his book on Amazon’s bestseller list. I am so bitter that this jackass has a book and I don’t. (Not a very Christian sentiment, I know. Still working on that one.)
Runner Up: The Attachment Parenting Book by Dr. Sears – I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say I wish it hadn’t been written since I know AP works for some people, but it should at least have to come with a warning label. AP was a disaster for us.
8. One book you’re currently reading:
Good News About Sex and Marriage by Christopher West
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Ack! My Amazon wish list has more than 150 items on it so I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one. I’ll choose one from each list (I have one each for Religion, Nutrition, Politics, and General/Fun Reads):
Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc
The Mind on Fire by Blaise Pascal (OK, that’s two from the religion list)
The Sugar Addict’s Total Recovery Program by Kathleen DesMaisons
The Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru
1776 by David McCulloug
10. Book that you bought but haven’t read:
Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer – Looks fascinating but I had no idea how HUGE it is when I ordered it from Amazon. I’ve been too intimidated by its size to start reading it.
OK, I added #10 myself because I thought it’s an interesting question.
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