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Monday, October 13, 2014

BESIDES YOUR BOOK OF RELIGION

Question Of The Week 10-13-14



HAS ANY PARTICULAR BOOK OUTSIDE YOUR PRIMARY BOOK OF RELIGION (SUCH AS THE BIBLE, ETC.,) INFLUENCED
YOU OR MADE A LIFE CHANGING IMPACT?





41 comments:

  1. My own answer would be MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING by Viktor Frankl.

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  2. I know the answer you are looking for but for me it seems that most every book I (listen to) or read touches me in a unique way and also why I think I need to be careful in my choice of books:)

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    1. CHANGES IN THE WIND I am not sure what answer I am looking for. It just seemed like an interesting question. I can never be very selective until I get into a book and if it doesn't grab me I usually won't finish it.

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  3. I wanted to stop in to say HI and sending much love and big hugs to you.

    as for the BOOK, I'm unable to choose just one so I'll give it more thought and come back.

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    1. SONNY G, you know to check in on Monday questions or I worry about you. Hugs too.

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  4. L'Abri, by Edith Schaeffer. It gave me a wider definition of caring for others when I was emerging from my teenage years.

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    1. LISA, I will research that one.

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  5. There have been so many... I'm a voracious reader, but the latest book that has stuck with me was "Infinite Jest." I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It's a crazy a$$ book.

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    1. CUBE, Interesting that a book impacting you is not one you recommend. Peaks my curiosity.

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  6. Hmmm - To Kill a Mockingbird had an impact on my 14 year old self. Great literature.

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    1. LYNN, who could read that book and not be influenced by it? I believe I learned a lot about tolerance reading that one.

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  7. Strangely enough yes one book did, but it wasn't really the book that made the difference, it was that because of the book I joined the authors forum, and then discovered the internet world, which then led me to blogging etc. It was "One Child" by Torey Hayden.

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    1. LL COOL JOE, It is hard to cozy up to a book about child abuse. Did you represent your own authored book on the writers forum?

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  8. Interesting question! I have so many that I can't name just one...

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    1. BRIGHID, you mean you can't recommend a wonderful book about cowgirls riding the rsnge?

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  9. Yes, many, I imagine. I'd have to put my thinking cap on.

    As a child Louisa M. Alcott books were important to me, for instance.

    "To Kill a Mockingbird" would have to be on the lengthy list. And, "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged".

    I'm off to do some thinking! :)

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    1. LEE, I never read FOUNTAINHEAD. Did so love the others too.

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  10. Hi Annie, I've reread Man's Search for Meaning many times. However, James Agee's Death in the Family is my most reread book since I was a teenager. It spoke to me of my own father's death. I have a very dog-eared copy which all my children also read.

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    1. BARB, looks like I better put DE ATI IN THE FAM I LY on my list.

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  11. This one is easy. The Last Whales left me stunned for weeks and increased my desire for a world not Hell bent on destruction.

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    1. ARKANSAS PATTI, if it inspired you so much, it would surely inspire me too.

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  12. The Gifted Child Alice Muller.

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    1. CHATTY CRONE, at what age did you read this?

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  13. Don't bother GA...it can be compared to Marabel Morgan's "Total Woman" but was directed to serving the community at large. It just took my eyes off self gratification and showed me to consider those whom I had direct contact with. I actually knew Marabel's mother-in-law, Corabel...which was creepy enough. Just sayin'.

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    1. LISA, the TOTAL WOMAN inspired me also. I left my husband because I wasn't having any of that.

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  14. Actually there are a couple: Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier and Covered Wagon Women: diaries and letters.

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    1. BRIGHID, see I knew that:)

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  15. From fourth grade to my junior year of high school, I wanted to be an attorney. Then I read "The Girls in the Balcony" by Nan Robertson, about women climbing their way up as reporters at The New York Times. And then I knew I wanted to be a journalist.

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    1. RIOT KITTY, And now we know!

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  16. Most of my poetry books are the ones that touch me in beautiful and painful ways and I always return to them.

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    1. TABOR, Me too. I know exactly what you mean.

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  17. the spiritual books are many and each speaks to me deeply and many "non-spiritual" books as well. So The first might be they "left their nets" and "gathered for power" by Graham Pulkingham. Enjoy "Rule for a new brother" and other books by Merton. Then there is Tuesdays with Morrisey a life book...but there are many more

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    1. BRITE MIST, it is difficult to choose isn't it?

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    2. BRITE MIST, it is difficult to choose isn't it?

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  18. So many books influenced me growing up. As a writer it was Lucy Maud Montgomery. As a reader, it was Stephen King - for his pacing. I would steal the King books from my older brothers and ignore the horror and enjoy the storyline. As a teenager, I found so many books that changed how I viewed the world and realized we're all so connected no matter the different types of experiences we go through. We all have pain and joy and sorrow. It was mind-expanding. Reading is so key, I think, in developing a broader view of the world. I also gobble up biographies...other people's life stories are fascinating to me.

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    1. TALON, I have no doubt that a new book coming out of Canada will greatly influence me. It is called STRINGS AND BONES. Ever heard of it? Of course you have...Congratulations on publication!!!

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  19. I'm used to reading complicated science books because of my major, but this book is funny in a very complicated, humorous way. You can have footnotes that are pages and pages long. Most people don't want to deal with that.

    That's why I wouldn't recommend it to most, but if it's your cup of tea, then by all means enjoy because it's a great read.

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  20. I don't remember which one I read first- but I read so many Isaac Asimov Sci-Fi stories That bent my brainwaves n imagination forever to the future possibilities. n I subscribed to his magazine of other author submitted short stories in my Teens too.

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  21. I gave the title in my first comment... "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace.

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  22. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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