Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jumping into Books

So, I watched the movie, Inkheart last night (which is also a great book). It's about people coming out of books and going into them, and I was thinking how awesome it would be to go into a book. Especially for a writer, imagining going into one of my books would be awesome. I would love to go into my Alana story and be a mermaid. I would also love to go into the Hairy Potter books. Magic and dragons! The whole Voldemort thing wouldn't be fun though. There are some books I wouldn't want to go into like The Hunger Games. That would just be terrifying. Ted Dekker's books would be pretty frightening too. What are some books you would like to enter, or not enter?

If you went into a book, would you become a character, or just be a new character as yourself? And would the story change, or end the same way? Hmmm. Interesting ideas. Perhaps a future book idea. If I do it, I'd have to work hard to make it different than Inkheart. Oh, I just thought of another book I'd love to enter: Eragon. It would be so cool to be bonded to a dragon! (or to be the dragon)

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Review: Ever

EverEver by Gail Carson Levine

Kezi is a teenager who lives in a made-up land that resembles Greece. She enjoys making rugs and dancing with abandon.

Olus is the Akkan greek god of winds. He is young for a god and lonely among his own kind. He visits mortals and finds them intriguing.

Olus's loneliness brings him to Kezi's family. He watches her family and begins to care for her. One day, something horrible happens and Kezi chooses to sacrifice her life in order to fulfill her father's oath to Admat, the god of everything.

To save Kezi's life, Olus must face several trials, and to live and be with Olus, Kezi must face the underworld and the tests of the gods. Will Kezi and Olus be together? Will Kezi be able to find a way to survive the sacrifice without awakening the Admat's wrath?

This was an interesting, unique love story seen through the lens of a people who believe in greek-like gods. I enjoyed the perspectives from both Kezi and Olus and the beliefs the people had about the gods. It was a fairly predictable and simple story, but sweet and well-crafted. It was not as good as Ella Enchanted and The Two Princesses of Bamarre, but worth reading nevertheless.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lord as Logos

Happy Resurrection Day!!!
It's hard to believe that Jesus, the man-God, rose from the dead on this day. (Well, not literally on this day, but that's beside the point). I'm so glad He did not stay dead!

What's also amazing about Christ is that He is called the Word (logos). John says this about Him: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1-2). This is probably the reason why words have such an important meaning to day. Words build people up, tear them down, exalt God, and do so many other things. Through words, life is created. God created the earth by speaking it into existence, not by thinking about it, forming it, or any other way. When He did that, He gave words, both spoken and written, their importance. So then, shouldn't we use words of all kinds to proclaim His goodness and greatness?