Tuesday, March 24, 2009

If Tomorrow Never Comes

I received this in an email this morning and thought it was too good not to share.


I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several time a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible!
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think "where are my priorities?
And no dropped calls!

Mom called last night to tell me that my Uncle Howard is not doing as well as he had been. He was moved to the occupational therapy center a couple of weeks ago and was using a walker to get around. Yesterday he started running a high fever again and deteriorated to the point that he can't even get into the wheelchair by himself. Please keep him in your prayers.

If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky is an intriguing forward thinking novel that is sure to surprise its readers. Kinna and Jimmy Henley have loved each other since childhood, but for Kinna, her perfect life always included children. That dream lies unfulfilled, and their marriage is dying along with it. The events of one day will change everything for them, but only if they believe. Schalesky does a terrific job of showing both sides of a floundering marriage. Both husband and wife think they are completely in the right and can't see the pain they each are inflicting. Kinna has set her mind on having the perfect family, and that includes a child, so when she can't have one, she blames God, Jimmy, and everyone around her, leaving her bitter and lashing out. Jimmy has always tried to be everything to Kinna, but when he can't provide the only thing she wants, he feels like a complete failure and that colors every aspect of his life. Schalesky doesn't sugarcoat this couple, and the book thrives because of it. I love the unexpected twist that brings the book full circle. Schalesky just gets better and better.

The total of books I'm giving away this week is up to 24! I'm celebrating the blog's third anniversary this week, and you could win one of them, but only if you send me an email before 10 pm on Thursday, March 26th. Here's a few more titles in the give away: If Tomorrow Never Comes, Apologetics for a New Generation, He Loves Me. I'll list more tomorrow. Good luck!