Saturday, August 30, 2008
The story is about a woman named Sophie who is from Czechoslovakia, circa 1989 during the cold war, and how her faith leads her to the US where she, by chance, becomes a nanny for a family where the wife and mother has died in a car crash. The family is of course paralized by grief at first meeting, but slowly they all start to accept and love Sophie, especially the patriarch Alec Riley.
The book doesn't rely heavily on the love story from the beginning, the love doesn't even begin to blossom between the 2 characters until almost 300 pages into it. Instead it relies on the characters and their respective story lines and weaves them together in a way that tugs on the heart of all those that have faced challenges and hope for true love. Lori Wick (the author) also has done a good job in helping to articulate the power of the Bible's gospel message within the pages of this story.
Like I said earlier this is not a regular genre that I like to read, however, after the past school quarter reading nothing except for chapters on the history of Western Civilization from the 1700's to today as well as a book on art and it's role in the humanities it was nice to read something that I didn't have to analyze.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
1. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
6. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9. Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11. So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12. And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13. The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14. She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
16. Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17. I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever