Welcome to Faith'n'Fiction Saturday! If this is your first time participating, please read this post to learn more!
1) Deborah and I are a hosting a reading challenge to encourage the reading of the Christy nominated and awarded books. If you sign up by November 15th, you have the chance to win some pretty fantastic books (hint: recent Christy winners!) I hope you'll go sign up and and join in the fun of a year of discovering some great Christian fiction!
2) Now that twitter has lists, I want to make a list of Faith'n'Fiction participants who tweet! So if you participate in Faith'n'Fiction Saturday and you use twitter, please leave a comment with your twitter name and I'll make a list!
Today's Question and my Answer all Mixed Up in One:
As I was going through the Christy list to try to pick a few top recommendations, I realized that nearly every book that made it onto my top list of recommendations had a small, specific part of the book that was incredibly thought provoking to me. Something that I still come back to contemplate or see as a turning point in the way I think about things. And I realized that sometimes it's not the big package that makes a book meaningful, but all of the little treasures inside as well. I will never get over this amazing mystery of reading, that the simple turn of a phrase can open up understanding or meaning to something. And that's what makes a book really stick for me... a new way of thinking about things, or a new way of feeling.
What about you? What makes a book memorable long after you've turned the last page? The characters? The surprising plot? The spiritual truth? The gorgeous writing?
Just write up your answer and drop your permalink below!