My God and My All, The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, shares the drastic decision Francis of Assisi made when he declared he would dedicate his life to Christ and forsake a life of leisure and family fortune. It takes you on the road Saint Francis traveled as he discovered his purpose in Christ and as he realized what living in His image meant.
The biography of music legend, Doc Watson, Blind but Now I See is a great book about this Appalachian musician. As the title indicates, this book is a biography of Doc Watson’s life.
I’ve been reading a whole lot more than I’ve been writing…which has contributed to my large (and growing) “reviews to be written” pile. Yes, it kind of stresses me out when I see a pile of books by my computer; mostly when I know they represent my “to do” list of books in need of a written review. What stresses me out even more is the knowledge that I’m about to add two or three more books to the stack in a few days because my reading hasn’t died down one bit. So, how am I planning to conquer this dilemma? Write more you say? Well, actually I’m going to write less…and here’s why.
The Fourth Fisherman takes the story of three Mexican fisherman stranded at sea and infuses into the tale a fourth fisherman, Joe Kissack. When Joe is told about the survival of these three fishermen – Jesus, Salvador, and Lucio, he is drawn to their story. Drifting on the ocean for over nine months strikes a chord with him, and he begins to realize how much he has drifted in his own life. While tracking down the survivors, Joe discovers some hard truths about himself.
Tyndale, the title itself declares the subject of the book. It’s about the life of a gifted and courageous man named William Tyndale, who used the gifts God granted him and produced a Bible for the people, in a language they could understand. In a time when God’s Word was not available to everyone, except the clergy, Tyndale accepted his calling; even to the extent of exile, to produce the English Bible. Not an easy task for someone to undertake in the 1500’s.
This book shares the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver; from infancy to adulthood. You learn about his struggles growing up, his determination to succeed in life, and his thirst for learning. This thirst for education was a motivating factor in his life that helped him in his quest to search for the answers to the many questions he had about the world around him. This quest led him to a life of science where he discovered many marvels about vegetation; the most well known being the 250+ products he produced by experimenting with the peanut.