any good book friday 5 from Rev Gal (Guys, Friends) Blog Pals...
intro: hosting today, Heidi says, "...some books ARE better than others, " and I totally agree.
1. a book from the last 6 months that really has stayed with me—my checkbook, thankfully;
2. One of my favorite childhood books—Charlotte and the White Horse by Ruth Krauss, with Maurice Sendak's enchanting, dreamlike, delicate, etc. illustrations:
This is the song of Charlotte
and Milky Way, her horse...
–the winter is going,
the wind and the rains are gone...
–the time of my singing is come.
Arise, my love, my fair one
my milk white Milky Way —
...the flowers appear on the earth.
Then the multitude gather and sing
Happy Birthday, dear Milky Way,
and when he hears his given name for the first time
the tears come up in his eyes ...
3. Favorite book of the Bible? Do tell? Just for now I'm telling you Deuteronomy, with its constant refrain into the land, into the land, into the land...please see my bonus regarding The Land!
4. I could and have and probably will keep on reading over and over again Martin Buber's I and Thou;
5. For at least daily reading during Lent I'd recommend...Reflections for Ragamuffins by Brennan Manning, and why? He's been there, done that, bought the redemption, realizes the only way out is through, slices through to the root drive, cuts out and drains out the gunk and never spouts the stupid platitudes most Christians do in order to make me feel better but that actually wound further;
And because we all love bonus questions, if you were going to publish a book what would it be? Who would you want to write the jacket cover blurb expounding on your talent?
Working title: Justice, Freedom and Redemption: Divine Image and Creation's Glory, and in July 2004, I posted the bibliography I'd read thus far, but since then, the book has been sidelined, mainly due to my doing so much theology...I'm not sure who'd write about the author, but my Community Economic Development (mini-MBA) classmates called me "Renaissance Person," so I'd love someone to pick up and elaborate on that accolade! Thanks for the earliness, Heidi.