Monday May 7, 2012
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about reading lately. It’s one of my favorite activities, and it’s hard for me to understand why others don’t find such joy in it.
Lately, this thinking was prompted by a link my son sent me. He called it “one of my favorite people writing about one of my favorite things.” It’s a post on Christians, fiction, and literature, and here’s one of the most intriguing quotes, to me:
“The Bible doesn’t simply address man as a cognitive process but as a complex image-bearer who recognizes truth not only through categorizing syllogisms but through imagination, beauty, wonder, awe.” (Russell Moore)
Image-bearers … who recognize truth through imagination, beauty, wonder, and awe. I like that.
And that’s why I like books. They provide wonder, provoke thought, and make us contemplate truth.
When I list what I’m thankful for, words and language and books are always awfully near the top of the list. Words so often lead us to THE Word.
If you’re a mom looking for a good book for your boy, I’m writing today over at MOB Society about Code of Silence by Tim Shoemaker. It’s great fun, full of great truth. We’d love to have you visit and check out my review today.
The teacher in me can't resist reminding you that this is Children’s Book Week, so read a book with a child today. Experience the awe!
Joining Laura, Jen, and Michelle with words from the heart.