I’ve Lived A Thousand Lifetimes

randomlychad  —  November 25, 2013 — 7 Comments

Because this is the Monday of the week of the American Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to share something I’m very thankful for. Apart from the gift of salvation found in Jesus Christ, having a loving, drop-dead gorgeous wife, two wonderful kids, a great job, a nice house, etc., one of the things I’m most thankful for is that I’m a reader. Stephen King has said that books are a special kind of portable magic.

This is true.

For by them, I have lived a thousand lifetimes, visited strange and wonderful places, met people whom I may never have otherwise encountered. And all by the cracking the covers of a book. I’ve been Middle Earth, Narnia, Perelandra, Christmasland, etc. I’ve visited the darkest corners of Africa, been beneath the catacombs of Europe, seen the splendor of a thousand sunrises…

I’ve been with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect when the Vogons destroyed the Earth to make way for an interstellar bypass. I was there when the Earth was newly remade.

As I said, I’ve lived a thousand lifetimes. And all without every leaving the confines of my own skin. There are unaccountable wonders, thrills, chills, splendors to be encountered between the pages of a book (or in your favorite e-reader).

Why not pick one up today, and see where it takes you?

You’ll be glad you did.

What’s your favorite book?

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  • Love this post, Chad. I love The Stand. I love the Pendragon Cycle by Lawhead. And I hope this one doesn’t make me lose my man card, but I love The Time Travelers Wife.

    • Thanks, Larry!

      I love those books, too! (Haven’t read TTW yet).

      • I like time travel, so I got it. Turned out to make a movie both Jan and I could love.

  • Ricky Anderson

    Ender’s Game.

    • But of course, Ricky, 🙂

  • Mine used to be Blue Like Jazz. I think it still is- I just haven’t read it in so long it’s hard to say. I’m sticking with that, final answer.

    • I love BLJ! It was a watershed book for me, for sure.