Ever long to curl up by a fireplace, with a strong cup of coffee and read a good book?
I have no such vision of life perfect. My dream is not just to write books but also to sell tons of them. Critics seem to make or break a new book, but the customer makes the final decision when they buy the book. My mother and one of my older sisters loved the books from my pen. Now, due to the rigors of time, they have passed to celestial regions, not the overly warm ones I hope. I hope my remaining sisters and brother wise up to my greatness mostly because I could use the royalties rather than for my estate to become rich and famous.
What makes a good page turner? I think I have found some insight from a Jewish woman of stature. Here’s her secret to a “good book.”
“The best book, like the best speech, will do it all -- make us laugh, think, cry and cheer preferably in that order.” Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state.
When you pause and think about it, we have a book with all of the above plus. I should have thought of this a long time ago.
One author writes the Bible through many pens. God moved on/in many writers, mostly Jewish to give a good read including laughter, think, cry, cheer along with passion, pathos, practical information for daily living. A textbook on how to overcome adversity as well as properly manage prosperity. Also, we have a manual for love, for family, for business, how to get and stay clean inside and out. Why we should take the proper care of life, with which we are entrusted to make life worth living.
I love the Bible for many reasons, mostly because it assures me of God’s sacrificial love for me and His plans for me via the power of Jesus Christ.
The Bible portrays life as it is, and also how it should be. Life is not lived as it should be we need the redemption provided in Christ.
The above causes me to wonder why so many Christian readers insist on the darker side of life be left out of Christian novels, etc. I wrote a brief pamphlet on David and painted him with “warts and all” as does the Bible. Most of the people who got the book sent it back! Why? It was too raw. David had a few “raw” spots is true. That’s why he knew more about repentance than most and went on to greatness.
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