Monday, November 30, 2009
A Violent Grace by Michael Card
This is a deep intimate look at the hard road taken by Jesus. He is asked to not only give up his life to save others but at the cost of losing his relationship with his Father for awhile. Michael Card sets it all before you in twenty-one chapters. Taking each moment, one at a time, so that you can absorb it fully.
It felt so good to read about this as we enter the holidays. Many people know the true meaning of Christmas and this reminded me why that is so important. At first, I took one chapter a day but I wanted to finish a book this month. I found that it didn't matter how you read it as long as you took some quiet time to reflect on what was shown in the book. I've had this book for a very long time and am so glad I finally picked it up. I definitely want to read more by this author. He truly knows how to express himself whether in song or the written word.
Michael Card/ From the Stacks/ Devotional/ Christ/Non-fiction/ 194 pages
Tomorrow I start The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman. I am looking forward to reading this classic Christmas story.