Friday, January 09, 2015

“Every Head Bowed, Every Eye Closed”

Reading is more apart of my life ever since retirement.  Actually, it comes and goes with me.  Lately, I have read several books, and I'm in a small group for Bible study that uses a small book as a guide for the study of Colossians.  We just had our first meeting last Wednesday. 

I was getting behind on reading all of John Grisham's books, so I purchased his most recent one, GRAY MOUNTAIN.  As others have mentioned.  He tells a good story in a compelling way that keeps one moving on to know what happens next.  However, some of his books are much better than others. 

I still think A TIME TO KILL, his first novel, was the best one I have read.   SYCAMORE ROW is sort of like a sequel to that one and is very good.

Several books I've read have so much violence, etc., in them that I have picked and chosen what I can stand to read in them. This applies to UNBROKEN.  I was particularly drawn to a certain chapter in this book that tells about Louis Zamperinis's conversion at a Billy Graham revival many years ago, which is described on the Graham website at   Louis Zamperini’s Story of Survival and Redemption .  This is where the title of this post comes from.  Zamperini was also the Grand Marshal of 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade.

After I have finished the study of Colossians, I'll share my thoughts on the study guide book.

Here's a cheer for you readers out there.



  1. Thank you for that link, Maedean. I havent' read the book nor seen the movie (yet). I'll also be on the lookout for more John Grisham books. I have read a few. He is a good storyteller.

  2. This will sound not so good, but I'm planning on doing my own Bible study this year -- not teaching, just absorbing what I read. The Bible never ceases to tell me something I'd never thought of before, and I have read it through several times