Monday, April 13, 2009

God is near

Disclaimer: Please have mercy and forgive me if I make an error on something for I have neither educational background nor the knowledge to enlighten you about some of the main themes of this book. I know there is much controversy surrounding this book. If I say something in error, remember that I am no expert and for this reason there are some parts in the book that are important that I will not touch on. Thank you.

Well my long break from blogging is over. I didn't really mean for it to be a break but I have had alot going on in my life right now. Excuses aside, luckily we have an extra week in April, so hopefully I should be good on my timing. I hope you enjoyed our last guest post from Pastor Keith. I sure did. I have had some others express interest in writing a guest post and I welcome you to do so. You can e-mail me what you have written and I will see about getting it on here if it is to long for a comment space. Even if it is on a past book it is no problem!! Now on to other business, this post will be short as I just want to take a couple minutes to comment on the forward from the book.

In the forward to the book it is written with the actual author talking in first person giving us some background on our main character. This prepares us for the use of Mack's perspective through the rest of the book. The author writes in a way so that we may perceive this to be a true story even though it is a fictional novel. Even with fiction the background story he gives us of Mack is something that sadly is common for alot of people coming from an alcoholic and abusive family. If this is the case with you, I am sorry. If you didn't know or don't know now, God was with you, He is always there. Something from the forward that catches me right away is that the author reminds the reader that even if you don't believe in God it doesn't mean He isn't there. God is near.

So maybe you are already a believer and are reading this book for entertainment and to maybe get something out of it. Or you aren't a believer and someone handed you this book and said "Here I think you should read this." I hope that you can pull some important themes out in the days ahead. I know that there is some questionable matieral in this book that we will touch on but there is also some wisdom and comfort to be found in this story of Macks. I have talked to many people who have read the book and they either like it or they don't. So to each their own! We will see where it takes us in the month ahead. Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

Christy said...

I really got a lot out of this book. I would love to see more comments from people because I don't get to really "discuss" at the meetings!! :( ho hum.