Saturday, April 14, 2012

Reading Group Review...

As you know if you've been read ing Life with Lynnie (LwL) entries on a fairly regular basis, Monday's are busy evenings for me.

On the first Monday of April, as you are probably aware, I attended my writers' group meeting, here in Windsor.  Hopefully, you enjoyed the poem I wrote, entitled Sense for Cents...

Last Monday, I met with my book reading group, at our usual place.  The lower level of a church near the University of Windsor, which is rented out to a coffee shop.

Not everyone was in attendance at this month's meeting.  Still, we had a large group show up.  This makes for much exchange of ideas and thoughts.

The book we reviewed this month, was entitled Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane.

Some people had read the book, like me.  Others had also watched the movie, hopefully in addition to reading the book!  lol  But, this is something I have not yet done.  When I have time, I'll locate the film and watch it.

Generally speaking, most of us enjoyed the book.  At least, in one way or another.  Not all enjoyed the author's writing style.  However, I was not one of those, in that group. 

In my opinion, Dennis Lehane has a wonderful writing style.  I enjoyed the way he merged thoughts with dialogue, and more.

I'm not sure my group likes some of my thoughts on books.  Although, I must say that no one has yet commented to me.

You see, like many of the secular books we have read, the storyline contains much sin. 

While I won't give away the details of the book, in case you haven't yet read it, I will say that some of the characters consider themselves to be godly people.  Of course, anyone who is a born-again Christian would, I'm sure, recognize that this isn't truly the case.

Evilness, showing the depravity of man, hate, lack of forgiveness and the need for vengeance are not exactly what I would call traits of a true believer in Jesus Christ.  In fact, I would say that these traits are exactly opposite of what a true believer in Jesus Christ, would have.

Still, the book reminded me of how real life truly is, for it represented it, well.  While it may be a work of fiction, in my opinion, it represented the reality of this world.

Even though next month's meeting is about three (3) weeks away, I am already reading next month's book.  I wasn't going to mention it, but then, after some second and third (2nd & 3rd) thoughts, it occurred to me that you may want to read it, as well.  This way, you can compare your thoughts on the book, to mine!

May's book for review that I am reading, is entitled The Giver, by Lois Lowry.

Just before I go, I would like to add that my book reading group is not Christian, although I know there is at least one other born-again Christian, who participates.

If I had my wish, everyone would come to a saving relationship with Christ.  Nothing is more improtant than that.  Nothing.

Forever, is a v-e-r-y long time.  And there is no escape.  Once your life has ended, the decision has already been made as to where you will spend eternity.  It's either heaven or hell.

No.  It does not depend upon how good you've been in life, for God's Word, the Bible tells us that none are good.  The result comes, dependent upon whether or not your name is found in the Lamb's Book of Life.  Your name is placed there, once you've come to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

If it is there, your judgement will be based upon the things you did for Christ, in this life.  If your name is not listed in the Lamb's Book of Life, you will receive judgement, being sent to spend eternity in the lake of fire.  Hell.  With no chance of escape.

Please friend, I would like to see you in heaven, with me.  If you are not already trusting in Jesus Christ, and in Him alone, for your salvation, then please do so, today.  If you need help with this, please e-mail me.


Until next time...

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