Those Old Souls We Call Books...

I've been reading 2 good books. One is done and finished, the other is done and still I'm reading it...again. The one I haven't picked up a second time is "Confessions of St. Augustine." Very interesting and insightful. The writing of a middle aged man (Augustine) and his life in detail. The inner workings of his mind and actions; he documents from infancy to manhood his sins, regrets, pursuits and how he came to seek and find God. History tells he was a little extreme and is considered, today, one of the first "Calvinists." That aside, this book does provide a lot of food for thought and is very good, historically and just for plain ol' enjoyment sake.
The second book, "The Knowledge of the Holy" by A.W. Tozer, is one I keep coming back to. Its a small paperback and begins each chapter with a prayer and ends with a song or poem; its sweet, its powerful and its inspiring! He approaches from the angle that no religion is greater than its concept of God...and writes that the most important thought we will contain is our view of God. " True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man's spiritual history will demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." He strives to restore a sense of awe and devotion; explaining that the loss of the concept of majesty ruins our morality and inward attributes and our idea of God becomes erroneous and inadequate. I feel like a wide eyed child wandering down the corridor of its pages, tasting, feeling and experiencing wonder and satisfaction in every line. I even carry it in my purse where it nestles among the receipts, empty wrappers, bobby pins and if I'm lucky...a real piece of gum. Enjoy!

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