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Tuesday, July 5

July 5, 2011 (157/365)

Read an extremely thought provoking book this weekend written by
Gene Edwards (Click his name to go to a list of his books). "The Prisoner in the Third Cell." It is a book about John the Baptist. Not your run of the mill fictional account of a biblical hero - but a deep insight into possibly thoughts that went thru his head after completely devoting his life to the King of Kings and then facing the end of his life as he did.

Yes, it is fiction, but it raised some good and thoughtful questions about the suffering in this life. A short book. I bought it for my kindle.

The words "And blessed are you if you are not offended with me" at first are confusing, and then comforting.

After reading it - I realized
Gene Edwards was the author of "A Tale of Three Kings" which was another amazing book I read several years ago. That one was about Saul, David and Absalom. Definitely 2 books that are 'quick reads' but definitely worth your time and will stay with you as you ponder the hurt and the feelings of abandonment we often feel when our prayers are not answered as we hope they would be.


Lisa said...

Thanks for the recommendation on these books. I will definitely check them out. Many blessings!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful picture and encouraging verse.Thanks.

Anita Johnson said...

i'm always looking for good books, so thank you! I've looked into a Kindle...I think I would love it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like some interesting books, Valerie. Glad you are finding time now to read.

Joyfull said...

Gorgeous picture (as usual)!, Thank you for sharing about the books. I'm looking for some 'deeper' reading material.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Wonderful picture and qoute
Johnina :^A