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Monday, July 30, 2007

"You Are What You Read"

I was considering, today, what an amazing impact books have had and continue to have on our culture. You know the saying 'You are what you eat'? It can also be said that 'You are what you read'. Think about it; spending time reading scientific books can expand your mind, spending time reading theology books will sway you (typically) toward the author's line of reasoning.

As a Christian, staying in the Word of God is essential. Without consistent reading of the Bible there is little to no spiritual growth.

Choosing wisely what we read will develope in us strength of character.


Anonymous said...

I voted 5 out of 5 stars for your book because I really enjoyed reading it and I really liked the way it was put together. I don't think the fact that that was the first fantasy book I've ever read had anything to do with it, but who knows... :)

"You are what you eat"/"You are what you read" - in one of my Bright Lights lessons this past year I used those phrases. I don't remember what the lesson was about but I used the phrases. However, I added another one.
"You are what you eat"
"You are what you read" and
"You are what you think".
What we're eating will affect our life, what we're reading will affect our character, reasoning, spiritual life, etc., and what we're thinking will affect our actions...
Those are the thoughts that came to my mind when I read your post. Good point! :)

Scott said...

Thank you, Kelley! I don't know if I've told you this already, but I would like you to be one of the pre-readers when my novel is published because you liked it so much. When the final rewrite is completed I'm going to give you and your mother a copy on paper and then you can each write a blurb on what you thought of it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'd love that. I am definately looking forward to re-reading it, especially with all that you added.


"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.