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pastorjeffcma
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Best books you have ever read

I am always very interested in other people's reading experiences. Especially those books that really have had an influence in their lives. So even though this is a really hard thing to narrow down--what are the very best books you have ever read?

 

Mine would have to start with the Bible--that would be an obvious. Then a few of the titles would be The Knowledge of the Holy (A.W. Tozer), Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis), The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky), The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkein) and The Cost of Discipleship (Deitrich Bonhoeffer)--to name a few. Just as with you there would be many more.

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LSCB
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I'd have to say that my favorites include the Tolkein trilogy and Hobbit. I read them ever 10 years or so and totally get immersed in the writing.

 

I also love Love LOVE 

 

 

 

Love Poems from God 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--LSCB

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JDHK
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Re: Best books you have ever read

"Like a Cup of Tea During Crazy Times, Refreshing Encouraging Thoughts"by Josephine D. Hasan-Kerr. while you read you will ask yourself what's next! Review by Janice Stevens

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/josephinesbooks
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kathylcsw
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Re: Best books you have ever read

The Stand by Stephen King is my all time favorite book. It by King is also up there on my list. Other favorites include Rosemary's Baby, Gone with the Wind, and Watership Down. I am a big fan of The Kinsey Millhone series and the Southern Vampire series.

 

As you can tell I am a fan of pop fiction. I read to relax and like entertaining and exciting books. I read enough heavy, serious stuff during grad school to last a life time!

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Since I am completely unfamiliar with Love Poems from God I just might have to take a look at it. What makes it so good?

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I am not a Stephen King fan--not even a little. However, a good friend who knows that, tells me that I would love The Stand. I might just borrow hers and see what all the excitement is about.

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LSCB
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Re: Best books you have ever read


pastorjeffcma wrote:

Since I am completely unfamiliar with Love Poems from God I just might have to take a look at it. What makes it so good?


Omigosh....EVERYTHING! It includes writings by a number of authors, among them Hafiz and Rumi. There is such tremendous wisdom in so many of the poems. I shared this book with a discussion group I am in (spiritual topics is the norm) and they all agreed it is one of their all-time favorite books now. I've found great inspiration in so many of the poems. They are short, some are easy to grasp, some put your mind and heart in a twist trying to figure out the meaning for you. I love both kinds. Hope this helps! -- LSCB

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Re: Best books you have ever read

I was recently with friends discussing books we've read two or even three times.  Mine are

 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Christie by Catherine Marshall

 

Interestingly two other women mentioned du Maurier as an author they've read and re-read.

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Mine would have to be Stephen King / Peter Straub The Talisman. And I hate to admit it to a bunch of adults but I liked all the Harry Potter books.
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pastorjeffcma wrote:

I am not a Stephen King fan--not even a little. However, a good friend who knows that, tells me that I would love The Stand. I might just borrow hers and see what all the excitement is about.


You should read it. It is the battle of good versus evil after 99% of the world's population is wiped out by a virus. It is an incredible read and the characters are so well developed. That is why I love Stephen King so much. He does such a great job of developing his characters that I feel like I know them personally.