Sunday, November 28, 2010

All About 30 Days! Day Six

all about me
Day 6 - your favorite book...

Well, this one is surprisingly hard for me! I don't often have time to sit down with a book for some "for me" reading time. Most of the books I've read lately have titles like, "What to Expect...", "Healthy Sleep Habits..." and books that have to do with making your own baby meals for our little self feeder. I flip through a lot of magazines with articles on parenting, mothering, cooking, being greener/more eco-fiendly/organic and home decorating. But books, hmmmm...

So, I thought about my little library of "good reads" and asked myself, if I could re-read any of them, which one would I pick? I immediately thought of a book that I have actually never finished: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen. 

I was introduced to this book my freshman year in college and the teacher only had an excerpt from the book typed into the class notes. But, I was so intrigued by that excerpt, that I went out and bought the book right after class. It is amazing to me that I have still not finished the book, being that it is a relatively short book, but to me it had a profound message that I have not yet been able to work my way through. The story's inspiration begins in the authors viewing of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son and the ensuing long spiritual journey that this work of art inspires. I could never get through the book, because each time I picked it up to start reading it, I could only get so far before a section of the book would delve so deep that that was all I could read. It was like each time I picked up the book, I was able to read as far as there was something for me to learn about myself and the remaining chapters are waiting for me to be ready to read them.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up to FFF! Have a Fabulous week!