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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Your Favorite Sonlight Book?

Some days I sit in front of my empty blog post, my mind as empty as the text area. What should I write about?

If you're suffering from a similar situation, I suggest you blog about your favorite Sonlight book. Talk about what you love about the book. And be sure to include links to it and mention your Rewards ID so people have the opportunity to save $5 on their first purchase and you earn points toward your next purchase too.

Sweet deal!

My favorite Sonlight book? It's a toss-up between Till We Have Faces and The Gammage Cup.*

Till We Have Faces is an incredible look at the injustice of God and provides new insight into the book of Job. Why does God not answer us? Why does He seem to purposely mislead us? Why doesn't He give us what we long for? Why does it seem like He's toying with us? What if we could put God on trial for every wrong and incongruity in our lives? What would He say? If you've ever had the thought that you could really "stick it to God"--and I certainly have--this book is an important one to read. The answer may not be what we want, but Till We Have Faces presents the tension beautifully.

The Gammage Cup is less serious, but no less insightful. Full of wordplay and lovable characters, this adventure story has it all: outcasts shunned for being different, an invading evil horde, a hot air balloon, swords, spears, suspense and, yes, even romance that left this man grinning ear to ear.

So what's your favorite book? Go forth and write! And don't forget to include your Rewards ID.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

*Of course, we all know that my favorite Sonlight title is Time for Friends... but that was too self-serving to mention. <grin>


Ariana Sullivan said...

That's a fun idea. I might have to do it sometime. Blog ideas are few and far between for me these days.

I lost my rewards ID number. I suck at keeping track of little cards and papers :-P

The Reader said...

Luke - asking me to write about my favorite SL book is like asking me to write about my favorite child. I love them all in equal but different ways. I have led my children through Cores P3/4 up to Core 5 so far, and I can count on one hand the books I *didn't* like. Some I felt were better saved for later, but I still liked them myself. Choosing a favorite? Not possible.

Still gives me an idea for a blog post, though; stay tuned : )

Abe said...

I totally agree regarding Till We Have Faces--it's one of my favorite books of all time. I haven't read The Gammage Cup, but now I want to.

The Reader said...

Alright, Luke, I've posted my post. Sorry, no favorite, but lots of links to SL pages : )

Luke Holzmann said...

Ariana, the good news is that if you follow the link in my post (and sign in to your Sonlight account) your Rewards ID will be right there. And if you stay signed in when you copy the code for the Reward badges and some of the widgets, your Rewards ID is automatically included. Sweet, eh? <smile>

Sounds like a great blog series, or recurring theme, to me, Reader <smile>. I look forward to reading your post (I'll get to it tomorrow).

I recommend Gammage Cup, Abe <smile>.



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