25 August 2006

tagged by ben about my reading

pete kim and i (and three other people i didn't know before but whose blogs i plan to read now) got "tagged" by ben abu saada, my blogger buddy worship leader fellow mk from kansas.

i'm supposed to answer a list of questions about books and then "tag" five other bloggers to do the same. ok here goes:

  1. One book that changed your life: duh. the Bible. ok, i'm gonna try to not just put that down for all of these questions... ummm - there was this book called "Raptured" that i read when i was about 10 - scared the bahoncus out of me - but i don't think that really counts. i think the real answer will have to be Ken Gire's Windows of the Soul - a phenomenal book by a great writer.

  2. One book that you've read more than once: Proverbs. okay - non-Bible book would be Before We Kill and Eat You by H. B. Garlock - way cool book.

  3. One book that you'd want on a desert island: Emergency Origami: How You Can Fold the Pages of This Book and Create a Rescue Boat For Yourself in 4 Easy Lessons

  4. One book that made you laugh: That last one. Ok - Erma Bombeck's The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank - way funny book. (btw, for you Bombeck fans out there, check out lori fitzgerald's blog - funny and very similar writing skills.)

  5. One book that made you cry: The Diary of Ann Frank - having visited breendonk - a nazi concentration camp as a kid living in europe, this book really hit home for me.

  6. One book that you wish had been written: The Cure for AIDS

  7. One book you wish had never been written: there's way too many books to list that i wish were never written - junk like the Book of Mormon, The Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf, The Koran, etc. those all have to top the charts. but the fact is that they ARE written, and honestly, while they sadly deceive many, they also do not scare me - the Truth is still the truth. NO book out there will ever change it. but worrying about it and wishing that some book hadn't been written isn't really something i do much of. just not worth my time to worry about it.

  8. One book you are currently reading: How to Answer Questions Briefly - right. i need to read that one. actually i have several books going right now, but i'll just give this one in the interest of brevity: In The Presence of My Enemies (the Martin and Gracia Burnham story) - martin's younger brother brian and i were classmates at faith academy in the philippines back in the 70's and 80's - an amazing story of grace and heroism of a different kind.

  9. One book you've been meaning to read: Heaven Is In This House
  10. (by Brian and Bobbie Houston at Hillsong)

and my five "tagees" - Dino Rizzo, Carole Turner, Travis Johnson, Robert Pooley, and Matt Fry. Come on boys (and girl) - don't lemme down.


Ken Witcher said...

Wow. A Ken Gire Fan. You are the first person I have met who has actaully read Windows to the Soul. I also love his Moments with the Savior series. Excellent writer.

Robert Pooley said...

Doh! Tagged...

FeatherIron said...


Rich Tatum said...

You know what, the Diary of Anne Frank made me cry, too, but it was so long ago, I had forgotten it. Too late. I already posted my answers, if you're interested.

The One Book Meme. My Response.

You were one of the recipients of the meme preceding me, so I linked to you, by the way.



Travis Johnson said...

I responded and have since tagged Rich Tatum and a few others. His response is classic. You've got to check it out here:

Geneology of a One Book Meme