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Great Books Week 2010 Blog Challenge: Day 1

Great Books Week 2010- sponsored by Excellence in Literature and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

Great Books Week 2010- sponsored by Excellence in Literature and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

Today’s post for the Great Books Week blog challenge (day 1) is on the question, “What book has had the greatest impact on your life? In what way?

Because I’ve been an avid reader for most of my life, this is probably going to be the hardest question of the entire week’s challenge, so I’m going to default to the easy and obvious answer.

Rather than trying to choose among the dozens of books that have impacted me in some way, I’ll choose the Bible as the book that has most shaped my thoughts, my conduct, and my life goals. It has provided vivid pictures of both wisdom and foolishness in action, along with the consequences of both, and it reminds me daily to honor the Lord, to be kind, and to treat others with integrity, compassion, respect, and love. There’s more, but just those things are pretty transformative, don’t you think?

Great Books Week is sponsored by Excellence in Literature and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors during the first full week of October, and it offers a blog challenge, free downloadable poster, and suggested activities.

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