Wednesday, January 14, 2009

52 Books - week 2

I have added a list in the sidebar where I am going to keep a tally of my book list this year as I read them. A quick update - I am still working my way through Acedia and Me (not a quick read, but a very good book). As I pace myself through that one, I decided last week I needed a little lighter reading to go along with it, so I decided to pick up This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. I read this back in highschool, and since the common theme that seems to be guiding my book selections at present is prayer, I thought it might be a nice change of pace to enjoy a fictional look at the topic. While the theology is certainly not spot on (I am pretty sure the angels are not sitting there hoping I pray so they have the strength to fly), it is an engaging read, and it does bring forth the importance of prayer. I think the beauty of this book is the reminder that there is indeed an unseen war being waged all the time around us, and we must constantly be vigilant, aware that the demons are always trying to lead us astray and we are in a battle for our souls.

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