Bloganuary prompt 1/10/23

Has a book changed your life?

I read a lot! But not especially to learn something. Reading to me is like TV to other people. I just enjoy reading. It is my favorite thing to do. I read for pleasure, not to study or learn something. So most of what I read is fiction, and occasionally a biography or memoir.

I don’t go to church anymore, but I went to a bible study for several years that gave me an appreciation for the Bible. Though I don’t read the Bible every day it has an impact on my life. It makes me think about and consider life differently than before. I pray every day and often meditate which came about from my daily Bible reading in the past. So I would say the Bible is the book that changed my life.

16 thoughts on “Bloganuary prompt 1/10/23

  1. I read for pleasure too. I can visit places all around the world and never leave my chair.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, Patricia. ♥

  2. I’m not a religious person but I attended church as a child and read the Bible. I was and am fascinated by the Bible and feel it is very meaningful to our lives no matter what we believe in.

  3. Though not religious, do love the Bible often tossing in a parable in one of my essays. Love the one about the prodigal son, and, to quote Anne Lamott, when Jesus cooks brunch for his Apostles on the beach.

    I loved what you said about reading for you is like TV to others. I so get that being the serial reader that I am. Other than writing, it’s my favorite thing, and if I were to choose a book that started me on my beloved pulp journey, it would be The Killer Angels about the battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

    Loved your Jan.10th installment. You make me anxious for tomorrow….who will take care of itself, paraphrasing the St. James. 🙂

      1. I grew up in the Bible Belt, and I never met a person who hadn’t gone to church or who didn’t own a Bible. Your background and mine are vastly different.

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