Finished!

August 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm (Books)

So back in May, a few weeks before Prince Caspian came out on the big screen, i realized…hmmm, i hate it when i see a sweet movie but everyone else always says “the book was SO much better” or, more commonly, when i realize, “dang, i didn’t even know that was a book”.  So i decided that i was going to read straight through the Narnia series.  I’m happy to say that i did make it through Prince Caspian (book 4) before i saw the movie and i was glad i did.  That movie was AMAZING!  I’m also pleased to report, that as of last night, i finally finished the series with “The Last Battle”!  I wasn’t in a huge rush to get through the books even though i could’ve read through the entire series in a week if i wanted to; they’re that easy of a read.  C.S. Lewis has such an incredible ability to paint the Gospel in such creative ways.  I don’t really have any profound analysis or deep thoughts on the books, I really just wanted to relay that I really enjoyed reading through the books, especially since i haven’t read any fiction in the longest time.  I suppose it’s time to pick a new series…maybe i’ll go back to reading the boxcar children 🙂  or there’s always Harry Potter…Any suggestions?

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God Hears The Heart

January 25, 2008 at 2:11 am (Books, Passion) (, )

 This is an excerpt i just read from Dallas Willard’s “Renovation of the Heart.  I really liked it and it gave me a new perspective:

“The Heart (will, spirit) is precisely what God observes and addresses in human beings.  He cares little or nothing about outward show.  He responds to the heart because it is, above all, who we are: who we choose and have chosen to be.  What God wants of us can only come from there.  He respects the centrality of our will and will not override it.  He seeks godly character in us and for us, to fulfill the eternal destiny he has in mind for us.

While awesome, it’s also a little scary to me.  It really made me think about how it’s up to me to make the initial step towards that kind of character and that destiny.  Not that i make that step alone, but that i need to be the initiator.  I hope and pray that I make that initial step in the right direction.

*side note:  I still stand by the fact that this book is a must-read for anyone trying to discern or follow their calling.  If you can’t get this book, talk to me and i’ll get it for you one way or another.  Thats a promise.

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