Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BOOKS ARE LIKE LITTLE KIDS!

Something surprising, in a way, has shown up recently.  Those most displeased with life are also those who are indifferent to learning.  I visit with preachers and leaders and it is a consistent trait that those grumpiest are also those who believe they have reached a point they no longer need to learn.

At 63 I feel I'm just getting started.  The reason for that is I AM!  Six books sit stacked to the left of my office phone bidding, Me next!  Me next!  I can't imagine the treasure awaiting to be discovered.  I have three car books in the back seat.  They each bid at coffee or a doctor's appointment, Pick me!  Pick me!

If you want to live in a land of extreme wonder and awe, read and study and learn.  We are always to learn.  Knowledge hasn't begun to begin.  It is always on the horizon.

I am slowly wading through the Why Jesus? book of William Willimon.  Books seem to ready us to face the next instruction or inspiration of a volume following.

Books are like little kids....constantly calling out to be chosen next.  Don't be grumpy.  Don't be critical.  Hear a great book calling, Me next!

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

I have a shelf at home full of books that are on my "to read" list. And yet I still can't stop myself from buying new ones at the store! I am very thankful to my first grade teacher for giving me a love of reading.

Brian said...

I'm like you, I have my stack of books on my office desk, books in the car, and a book on my night stand.

I love books! I love to read! I love to learn!

Do you have an autographed MVP book that can be purchased from you?

Terry Rush said...

Well....I hadn't thought of this 'til Brian's inquiry.

To answer Brian's question, yes my new book, MVP!, is available. So let's do it this way.

For the next week, I will offer a Brian's Special....MVP! ($12.99) for $10.00 plus s/h.

Email me at trush@memorialdrive.org and we will exhange addresses, etc.

Anonymous said...

You must add Radical, by David Platt to your stack, and put it on top!

Jay