on a blog i read, i saw this post about various books. i liked it and thought i would answer the questions myself:
1. One book that changed your life: i don't know that it's changed my life, but reading Confessions of a Reformissional Rev by Driscoll certainly stirred life up a bit. reading that book made me take a look at what i think church should be and what sort of vision we want to be a part of as members of a church. it also led to troy listening to Driscoll podcasts and now we're attending Mars Hill. so... i guess you could say it changed my life.
2. One book you’ve read more than once: i read lots of books more than once. but i think the book i've read most of all is A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter. i read it first in elementary school and have read it at least once a year since then. it's sort of along the vein of Anne of Green Gables.
3. One book you’d want on a desert island: i'd definitely have to go with the Bible on this one... not only would it keep me occupied a lot of the time, but i could learn a whole bunch and, if i ever got off the island, hopefully my life would be changed because of the reading.
4. Two books that made you laugh: hmmm... i must not read a lot of funny books. the first that comes to mind is Marley and Me by John Grogan. also, books by Andrew Clement, especially Frindle.
5. One book that made you cry: i cry pretty easily in books, especially if anything happens to a pet (especially a dog) or a child. The first one i thought of when i read this question was A Child Called "It" by David Pelzer.
6. One book you wish had been written: i can think of a couple that would be helpful right about now. but most of all i wish there was a book called Setting and Living a Family Vision.
7. One book you wish had never been written: there are several books i've read that i wish i hadn't or books that i started and had a heck of a time finishing. but one book that really bothered me was Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl. please, don't read that book.
8. One book you’re currently reading: i'm currently reading Better Late than Early by Moore about some alternate ideas about education.
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: i've been meaning to read Prayer by Philip Yancey. i received it as a gift a while ago and troy read it, but i haven't picked it up yet. it's continually on my "to read" list.
anyone else want to jump in on these questions?