Food for the brain

Monday, April 21, 2008

About 2 hours ago, I was scheduled to meet Dynn for a talk. But he didn't come. His sister just texted me that we could reschedule it some other time. I took off, clueless for the next stop until I saw PCBS on sale.

PCBS is a bookstore that sells Christian stuffs: books, magazines, CDs, bookmarks, etc. They're tagging their items with discounts ranging from 60% to 30% less the original price. I was scanning through the shelves and found arrays of books I was wanting to buy since and found several items that could feed the brain.

I found Elisabeth Elliot's The Mark of a Man, read through its back page and found it interesting. Somebody introduced it to me some few months ago, but missed to scribble it over my TO-BUY list. The item wasn't marked with a discount, but I still bought it for 175. Based on the feedbacks I've heard, the book's sensibly incomparable.

Reading is worth burning time than something else. It's a food for the brain. You just really have to be picky though and not end with a few regrets. Why did I choose the book?

The Mark of a Man
by Elisabeth Elliot

These words, written by Elisabeth Elliot to her nephew Pete, set forth an uncompromising challenge for men to accept their deivinely role of manliness. But what does masculinity really mean in a time when we are careful to emphasize the equality of men and women?

In The Mark of a Man, Elisabeth examines many of the characteristics of manhood that were exemplified in the life of Christ. Jesus' life demonstrated the distinctive traits of responsibility, sacrifice, courage, obedience, initiative, forgiveness, and endurance. Men who seek to follow him must walk the same path.

The author's sharp focus on true masculinity stands in clear contrast to today's increasing confusion concerning sexual identity. The Mark of a Man will help every Christian man understand himself and women, and allow him to shape a bold and transforming patter of manhood.

Now you know why I bought the book.


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