Friday, January 2, 2009
SCL Book Club Pick
Apparently, SCL is going to have an on-line book discussion in January. Click here to find out about SCL Book Club. The title of the book is Crazy Love, and the author is Franscis Chan. I usually don't read something just because others are, but c'mon, this is SCL, and I can use some extra points. Click here to see what I am talking about. Actually, I think it will be fun to have something in common to discuss with some of my blogger friends. The best thing about books is sharing them. Anyway....
I took my uncle to Borders today so he could look into getting a DVD of Boris Gudinoff (if it is gudinoff for him, it should be gudinoff for us), and while I was there, I looked for a copy of Crazy Love. It was all the way on a shelf so high, I had to ask for help to get it. Still, they did better than Barnes and Noble. They were out of it on Saturday, and offered to order it for me. I said no thanks.
I tried checking it out of the library first, but our entire system (not my library, the whole library system for my region) had two copies. I won't be prepared to be part of the discussion if I wait. See, I try to take books out of the library instead of buying them if I can. Since I don't hold a paying job, a book a week (at least) really adds up. So anyway, a nice young man brought the book down for me without his even having to climb a ladder, or a shelf or something. He just plucked it down like a tomato off of a plant. Okay, he didn't have to bend down, but he barely had to reach.
I have since read the dedication, preface, introduction, and the questions at the end. Actually, I read the questions at the end first. I am glad I did, because the introduction didn't really do much for me. The introduction contains the premise that the Church in America is lukewarm. I don't think I agree with that. There are individuals in my parish who are lukewarm, and their are individuals who are on fire for the Lord. Sometimes I am the lukewarm one, and one of my on fire brothers or sisters encourages me. Sometimes it is the other way around. But saying the Church in America is lukewarm is overgeneralizing, I think. However, the interview in the back seems to be done with someone I can learn from, so I am going to give the book a chance.
*****Update one of mom's nephews called. Maybe if the other one calls over the weekend, I can get rid of this twitch. Click here to see what I am talking about now.