I read a blog today on which the blogger and her readers were discussing books that changed their lives. I read something like 60 comments from readers. They did not have any problem listing books that changed their lives. Some listed six or eight books. I have read more books in my life than the average person, I am guessing. I read alot. Since the summer before first grade when I won a reading contest at the library, I have been a voracious reader. Do I have a list of books that have changed my life? Changed the way I live my life? Change the way I think about life?
I can tell you books that I really enjoyed, books that made me think, and books I have read several times. But, a list of books that changed my life?
I am not a total loser, I did read one book that I can honestly changed my life: The Purpose Drive Life by Rick Warren. It really is true that the focus of my life is different because of the things I read in that book. It changed the way I relate to people. It changed what I do with my time and energy. It changed the way I trust God.
Don't you think that to be life changing, a book comes along at the time you need it? I read alot of the books listed on that blog today and did not even find some of them interesting. But they changed someone else's life.
Now I need to know. Any books that changed your life?