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PostSubject: Books - What have you read?   Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:28 pm

I hope this category is used a lot. I love to read and have read quite a few really good things in my time that I hope to share in this forum category.

I am going to start by saying my favorite book of ALL TIME is the Holy Bible. I have found it to be one of the most fascinating writings of sacred scripture. It is in my experience timeless, life-changing and without doubt the wisest teaching I have ever encountered. It is a book that I study and revere with great awe and gratitude.

I will try not to go on and on about it...but I do want to share my experience with this wonderful and Holy book. When I was a young girl (teen years) - I got it in my head I was going to try and read the Bible. This was quite odd, since I would not say I was religious or spiritual at all. In fact I spent almost all my time in Catechism class (now known as CCD), driving the poor, sweet nun we had... crazy. I frequently tried to convince my mother that I really did not need to go to Catechism or Church at all. So reading the Bible seemed to be quite strange indeed.

I started reading from the beginning (Genesis) and got very confused about what was on those pages. When I got to some of the parts, that as a teenager were quite naughty...I really started to weird out. Needless to say...I did not continue much further. I was raised a Roman Catholic and Bible study was not encouraged in the church I attended. In fact I had never even heard the term Bible Study until I was 37 years old.

At the age of 38 I was Baptised into what I now know as a relationship with Jesus and the most amazing thing happened. I was smitten with the overwhelming desire to read the Bible. It became an absolute necessity to me. I read it voraciously and found myself in awe of it's content. It took me 2 years to complete this endeavor from cover to cover. A result of reading the Bible was a strong desire to study it and learn as much as I possibly could. This was the same time that I was seriously involved with learning Martial Arts and I could not believe the amazing overlap in content.

I have found my Martial and Spiritual journey to be inseparable. I will not try to put that into words here in a post...but if anyone wants to know more about that...I would love to tell you about it.

I plan on posting to this category a lot. I love books and get so much joy from them. I will probably talk about a few Tai Chi/Martial Art books that I have read in some future posts. There are a couple that I have found to be life-changing as well and I look forward to hearing about the books that have made a significant impact on you. I also want to know which ones were just plain-old fun!

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PostSubject: A few favorites   Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:58 pm

I don't know if I have one favorite book but here are a few I've enjoyed

The Stand by Stephen King
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig
almost anything by Bernard Cornwell
Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steven Hagen
the whole Harry Potter Series
The Psychology of Winning by Wayne Dyer
The One Minute Manager by Blanchard and Johnson
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PostSubject: Some books that I have enjoyed   Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:28 pm

Herre are some books that I have enjoyed;
The Bible
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The Greatest Secret in the World by Og Mandino
The Christ Commission by Og Mandino
Four books by Mitch Albom--the five people you meet in heaven:Tuesdays with Morrie: for one more day: have a little faith ( this one is REALLY good).
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The whole Harry Potter series
And many more--don't want to bore you
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