Have you seen the old Twilight Zone episode: Atomic Irony, where the main character (played by Burgess Meredith) loves to read books but can’t find the time or a place to read. He just wants to be left alone to read. The ending holds the punch. Here is a two-minute cap of that episode, if you dare to enter the TZ: Atomic Irony.
I have no idea how that memory has survived locked up in some moldy, dungeon cell in my brain. You would expect some memories to give up and just die after a decade or two. Obviously there are some that won’t give up and go away, even though you starve and deny their exist. I’m digressing.
We all have favorite books that we recommend to our friends. Here are two from completely different categories.
#1. Category: Suspense novel
Title: Deadline, by Randy Alcorn (one of my favorite novelist).
The Publisher’s Description: “Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award- winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover the truth. This alluring repackage of the Randy Alcorn bestseller finds Jake drawing upon all his resources in an ever- intensifying, dangerous murder investigation. Unaware of the imminent threat to his own life, Jake struggles for answers to the mystery at hand and is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning of his own existence.”
#2. Category: Biography
Title: George Muller of Bristol, by Arthur Tappan Pierson.
If you read biographies you know that the author can make the person’s life exciting or make him/her a bore. This is the former. George’s life didn’t need much help, and Pierson went over and above. It is organized, wonderfully written with quotes, details when they mattered, and Pierson’s own commentary that showed his own spiritual maturity and knowledge of Muller. The book feed me as well as broke me. This book put George Muller on my hero list. I have it marked up and pages tagged. In a nutshell, this book not only captured my heart, it cut my heart so that I may grow more towards Christ.
Who is George Muller? Click his name for a short audio and text bio.
If you have read either one, tell me your thoughts.