So, what can be said about books? Ah, books... Unfortunately, there are not enough young people who like to read in England. It seems like an unpopular hobby; something that isn’t ‘cool’. I firmly disagree with this. Books have the ability to take you to another world, to stimulate your imagination and transport you to places you’ve never been before. Books can be long, short, big or small. Books can have a mixture of pictures and hundreds upon hundreds of words. Books can be exciting, scary, thrilling and confusing. But, above all, books can be interesting.
So, what’s your favourite book? Actually, that’s a silly question. How daft of me. How can you only have one favourite book in the whole world? For me... a favourite series has to be the Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. I don’t have a favourite book out of the seven, but I do have preferences as to which I most enjoy reading. My favourite book is the third one. I’m not completely sure why; I suppose it’s because in this book Harry finally feels like he has a true family. My least favourite book is probably one of the latter ones, either the sixth or seventh book. Both of these books, to me, feel like they don’t have the same ‘magic’ as the previous ones.
Another of my favourite series is His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. This trilogy is all about the adventures of a young girl called Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon. It is filled with adventure, despair, intrigue and suspense; this is one of the main reasons why it appeals to me so much. There is such a variety of subjects and stories that the books were very difficult to put down when I first read them. They still are to this day in fact.
Here’s a small selection of my favourite books:
- The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
- The Wind on Fire Trilogy
- The Dark Tower Series
- The Twilight Series
- Artemis Fowl
- Pride and Prejudice
- Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy
- The Da Vinci Code + books by Dan Brown
Note from editor: The series on this list are the blogger's personal selection.
The world is moving faster more than ever. Science and technology is progressively growing with discoveries people never thought of are possible five years ago. While they try to catch up on the world’s pace in development, they tend to forget the important things and lose focus of what matters most in life. People are becoming more materialistic, appreciating huge bank accounts rather than quality time with their loved ones. But humans weren’t considered to be the smartest form of organisms just to live in a stagnant pattern of working, paying the bills, and sleeping.
Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life helps people find the reason to live and gives answer to the question “Why on Earth am I here for?”
The popular book has sold over 32 million copies which makes it a blockbuster Christian book of all time. Publishers Weekly even declared it to be the “bestselling non-fiction hardback book in history.”
The Purpose Driven Life is a self-help book journal which takes its readers to a 40-day spiritual expedition and devotion of finding their relevance. The book is divided into sections, which the reader takes on once a day for 40 days. Each chapter has a different interesting topic to look forward to. The style Warren used in writing is very appealing because readers will hang on to it in a daily basis until they finish the last page.
It’s not only tango which is made perfect with a partner. This book could also be learned with someone close to heart – a spouse, a friend, or a churchmate. At the end of each section, there is a portion for reflection. Both readers can write their sentiments side by side on the space provided in the journal. Consequently, the tandem can talk and share their feelings to one another, and possibly impart their own insights in addition to Warren’s. This book makes the reader feel that he is not alone and there is always someone he can talk to – God and his loved ones. No wonder they keep a tight grip at the edge of the book cover.
The Purpose Driven Life has been helpful to people suffering from depression. Michael Phelps, the famous Olympic swimmer, disclosed that this book turned his life around and saved him from committing suicide. He realized his own identity beyond just being a swimmer. He found hope and overcame his personal problems by discovering God’s plan for his life. His story is just one of the many lives that were rescued and inspired by this book.
Warren used various verses on the Bible to back up his claims and advice. Through his book, people were brought to light. They learned the truth on why people were made by God. It fuels the soul by empowering self-importance.
The Purpose Driven Life answers more life questions than it originally intends to address. It’s educating, inspiring, and motivating. It is food for the mind, the heart, and the spirit. It’s a book you should always keep by your bedside.
The Purpose Driven Life, 2012, http://purposedriven.com/books/pdlbook/#purpose. Accessed 30 Apr. 2017.
ChristiasPost.com. Michael Phelps Says Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life Saved Him From Suicide. Fox News Sports, 10 Aug. 2016, http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/08/10/michael-phelps-says-rick-warrens-purpose-driven-life-saved-him-from-suicide.html. Accessed 30 Apr. 2017.
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