I received this book as a gift from when I was in primary school. I instantly judged it by its cover. What a boring gift. I don’t know what circumstances led me to finally open its pages, but it was the point of no return for me. This was the book that made me fall in love with reading.
I’ve read this book at least six times, and every time I find something new in it. To me, this is the perfect novel. The first time I read it, as part of my high school’s year 11 curriculum, I didn’t love it, but since then it has become a big part of my love affair with teaching English.
This book was first lent to me about five years ago by a faithful, elderly man in our church, who has since passed away. It has not only taught me profound truths about my God, but was a sustaining rock and beacon of hope during one of the most traumatic times of my life.
A girlfriend told me that this is a book that every young, Christian woman should read. She was right. This book gave me a godly example of a woman who walked daily with her savior, and it changed my perspective on suffering.
The living Word of God and source of all truth; this book has changed my life forever, and continues to do so. Its depths are unfathomable, its mysteries remarkable and its message unstoppable.
Which books have changed your life?