I really think this is the blogging version of the chain letter. Thanks, Mike. If it wasn't about books, there's no way that I'd be playing along. And since answering "The Bible" on any of these questions is a cop out, here's what I came up with: 1. One book that changed your life: Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas Tough one to answer out of the gate. Sure there are other books that were more insightful, but I came across this at a critical time in my life. I should really reread it to see how it makes me feel now.
2. One book that you've read more than once: The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis Oddly enough, my favorite of his writings. It always forces me to reevaluate my life perspective. Lost my copy, so if you have an extra, that would rock.
3. One book you'd want on a desert island: How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small Boat Designs by Edwin Monk. Need I explain why?
4. One book that made you laugh: Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon McKenzie This guy goes into corporate America and tells them what kind of job they're going to give him. And they comply.
5. One book that made you cry: As A Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg It really didn't make me cry tears, but reading the tale of an apostate Jew in the first century made me thankful I didn't live during that time.
6. One book you wish had been written: Pete Rose: How He Made It Into The Hall of Fame by Mike Schmidt. And when it happens, I'm going to Cooperstown.
7. One book you wish had never been written: Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen. Notice no hyperlink. I read only the first page and was able to come to this conclusion.
8. One book you're currently reading: Walking Steps Of Cincinnati by Mary Anna Dusablon I actually just reread it because it contains some fascinating info/history of the city. I haven't been reading as much lately beyond the Bible and commentaries right now as I focus on our Matthew series for the fall.
9. One book you've been meaning to read: Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus by Thomas Cahill. I've read Cahill before and I'm a big history geek, so this makes sense.
10. Tag five others: I don't like perpetuating these things so, even though I might risk death here, I'll refrain from tagging any others. You're welcome.