Thursday, May 5, 2011

God is Great, Beer is Good, and People are Crazy

Since I’m subbing for an English teacher today, I think it’s only fitting that I talk to you about books. I read a variety of genres, and while I love a good page-turner, nothing is more enjoyable to me than a book that makes me think. Although the two most recent books I read were very different from one another, both gave me a new perspective on God and religion.


Denim jacket: Gap (similar); stripe tee: Old Navy (similar); floral skirt: Forever 21 (similar); red moccasins: American Eagle (similar)

I just finished The Shack by William P. Young, which was a very popular novel—maybe you’ve read it or heard of it. Other than Mack, a father whose youngest daughter was murdered, the central characters of this novel are God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. No, it’s definitely not your average best seller. But it challenged my preconceived notions about God, and it made me think about His role in my life in a whole new way.


Although its subject matter seems to have little in common with The Shack, the book I read right before it, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, led my thoughts down a similar path. In this novel, a coke-addict and actor/producer in the pornography business gets into a car accident and his entire body is severely burned. In a similar way to The Shack, the narrator spends a lot of time questioning what is real and what is not. However, rather than meeting God, he does just the opposite: he takes a short trip to Hell. (There is so much more to this book than just that--I'd highly recommend it to anyone!)




Although it may not have been divine inspiration, I was inspired by Kimberly’s May Outfit Inspiration Calendar yesterday when I was having one of those “I don’t know what to wear!” days. It called for a printed skirt with a denim jacket, and that’s exactly what I did. Getting dressed can’t get any easier than that! 


Song: People are Crazy by Billy Currington
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