When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. -Desiderius Erasmus
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you cannot expect an apostle to peer out. -Georg Lichtenberg
The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one's encounter with it in a book. -Andre Maurois
Read, read, read. Read everything---trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window. -William Faulkner
It is a part of prudence to thank an author for his book before reading it, so as to avoid the necessity of lying about it afterwards. -George Santayana
I offer you some books I've written or compiled/edited. You may purchase books through my website links to Amazon or other booksellers. A few of the books are sold out; but I may have a copy available, and Amazon and others do sell used copies. My email address is onsite if you'd like to contact me. For now, if you order directly from me, I must charge the same amount as the retail price on Amazon (however, I won't charge for postage).
The Multilingual God: Stories of Translation
Some of the greatest examples of ingenuity when it comes to words has been by Bible translators. They offer rare insight as they render scripture in ways that even the most diverse culture can clearly comprehend the words. You've got to read this book. It will amaze you.
Tommy Tillman started out smuggling Bibles onto Russian ships and ended up serving and evangelizing lepers and orphans in Thailand and Mongolia. He's just a simple man from Tennessee, but God has used his life to reach and help thousands. He proved his love for lepers by eating with them and sleeping in their homes, and he rescued children wandering the Thai slums. You must read this outstanding and moving story. $11.89
This is the biography of Jimmy and Sophie Graham, who served for over fifty years as missionaries in a northern province of mainland China. Their years of service span a dangerously fascinating period of Chinese history, and their first years there were synonymous with the final years of Hudson Taylor's ministry in China. This couple served on the same mission station as Dr. Nelson Bell and his wife, about whom the book, A Foreign Devil in China, is written. For the Grahams there were many years of great danger and fruitlessness, then a long period in which they planted infant churches throughout a large region in China---years in which the churches grew despite great trial from natural disaster, banditry, disease, and other obstacles.
This collection of intimate conversations with God spans the pages of history---from Job to Jim Elliott, kings to captives, scholars to children. Also mentioned are the fascinating circumstances that brought these individuals to their knees. Find uplifting words in times of crisis, find strength, encouragement, and inspiration to speak from the depths of your soul to the sovereign God. $12.00
Do you need to begin meeting with God or are your daily devotions becoming stale? This year-long collection of insightful devotionals is arranged by monthly themes---topics ranging from basic Christian truths to in-depth and thought provoking quests. Take refuge in God, the everlasting source of hope and security as you read these Scriptures, thoughts, and prayers. $12.99
This collection contains something for everyone---children, teens, and adults. Included are both fiction and true stories from long ago as well as more current authors. Dig into the cross-generational themes of: childhood pleasures, adolescent growing pains, grown-up lessons in maturity, and, finally, the Christian's victory over death. $15.59
This book includes fresh, incisive glimpses into the lives of the Good, the Bad, and the Holy. In other words, it briefly examines biblical characters both to emulate and characters from whom to run. Couched in brief, powerful vignettes, the book reveals biblical personalities from constructive perspectives. Also included are clear explanations of spiritual values behind each life.