Tuesday, July 05, 2005

da vinci code and ragamuffins

wow.. i'm reading 2 very disparate books at the moment -- yep, i'm a 'book juggler'! the odd couple i'm juggling right now is making my mind do 'loop de loops'!!! and i'm even reading *gasp!* a fiction book!! (Da Vinci Code)

A few weeks back we went to see Batmin Begins. . xlnt movie by the way. . . and we saw a preview for 'DaVinci Code'. . . some big names, the biggest one i remember was Tom Hanks. . so that makes we wanna see the movie right off the bat. So, I become curious about this rampantly distributed, hugely successful book. I'm way late in the reading of it by the rest of society's standards. . and i'm not sure why? maybe it was because i'd heard murmurings that it was 'sacrilegious'. Well, i decided that i would get it. . so scooped up a copy on sale at Chapters.

Ragamuffin Gospel is being loaned to me by Sherri, thanx hon! I'm about 3/4 of the way through that one. . Brennan Manning the author. Very, very touching and refreshingly honest book about this rebel priest's thoughts and experiences in church and with how he feels toward God. He feels like a scruffy, urchiny ragamuffin next to the grace of God. . and you know, as i read his thoughts i really identify and i think i'll go out after i'm done with Sherri's copy and I will buy my own so that i can mark it up like i do with almost every book i own!!!

Back to Da Vinci. . . what a page turner! I just bought the juicy 250 chapter pot boiler and i'm already more than halfway through it in less than 2 days. . in fact, i'm gonna cut this short so i can go read some more! Some of theories put forth in this book, i'm not sure how fictional this book is, in other words i wonder where this comes from and i'm kind of intrigued and also kind of perplexed and wondering about 'what is truth'. . . It kinda goes into religious 'taboo' territory, but certainly doesn't alter my beliefs in the trinity, salvation, judgement, etc. . Its got me wondering, but not shaken or doubting. .

Anybody read this one? any comments? I'm not gonna give anything away here just in case you haven't read it. .

books rock. . i love them. . .

i'm headin' for the rec room!

14 comments:

Rob said...

Hi - I am adding a comment because I saw a post from you last September about "Wake up you are not a machine" I searched the internet to see where this saying came from - I am even guessing you saw it on Franklin Blvd in Cambridge. Reason is I am a motivational speaker www.rnickel.com and I am doing an audio CD on Attitude and I am going to call it "Wake up you are not a machine". I use this quote in my talks and the strangest thing is the day I went to the overpass to take a picture of it for my presentations was the day they painted over it, and I thought it was beautiful - it made my day - every day.

I would like to hear from you so please e-mail me if it was the Franklin Blvd sign - rob@nickelconcepts.com

Thank You

Sherri Lavender said...

Girl, you are a crazy fast reader! And typer.

Glenn read The Da Vinci Code. I think all of the downhere guys did. I think Krista and Bob said they did too. I have way too many books on my 'to read' list to consider that one right now though. Sounds like you might need to read "Breaking the Da Vinci Code" next to help you sort out the fact from fiction!

I was looking at my books to see if there were any others you might like... Found one called "Bad Girls of the Bible" - my parents were getting rid of it the last time I was there. I haven't read it yet but it's a little tempting! LOL Another one called "Messy Spirituality" by Mike Yaconelli

Sherri Lavender said...

Oh, and another called "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn... gotta read that myself first before I pass it on though! :o)

Kathryn said...

i think i might need to get that 'breaking the code' book!

thanx for the book recommendations! I've read Messy Spirituality. . loved it. . the others i haven't read. "Bad Girls of the Bible" sounds crazy.. let me know what you think of it.

i might be fast with some books, but you know, "The Spiritual Man" by Watchman Nee. . that took me 1 year to finish!!! its HUGE, for one thing and it is SOOOO weighty in its content. . very hard to read too much at a time cuz its just so dense and disturbing. At one point i gave up on it all together because it was messing with my head. . i didn't read from it for several months. . but you know, i had to finish it, so i picked back up again and did finish. I guess then it didn't take a whole year, cuz months went by when i wouldn't touch it. . its not a book, its an inside out, stand you on your head and spin you kind of experience. . i think it was the toughest book to read of my entire life, but well worth the difficulty.

al hakanson said...

have you heard the song 'no more night no more pain no more tears never crying again'

Kathryn said...

nope, those lyrics don't ring a bell, Al. . do you know who sings it? who wrote it?

supersimbo said...

cherith read da vinci code.......i must read it sometime

Kathryn said...

i'm gonna go finish it now! What did Cherith think of it? you should read it, Ally!

Hey! we LOVE the Foy CD!!!! thanx soooo much!!!

Krista said...

Bob and I have the DaVinci Code - I bought it for him as a Christmas gift. We've both started it, but I wouldn't say either of us are any more than a quarter of the way through it. I'm reading Sherri's Blue Like Jazz right now - once I'm done, I'm going straight back to DaVinci!

Dan Brown wrote Angels and Demons before DaVinci Code, or at least the series of events occur before Davinci Code - Robert Langdon is the main character. Bob and I read it last year, and it was awesome! I couldn't put it down! Definitely one to check out.

Kathryn said...

I'm done the book. .didn't take long cuz it was so good! lots of twists and turns, compelling reading. I love a book that's so good you can't put it down! I think that i will have to get Angels and Demons. i think there's another one too, but not sure if its tied in with these 2?

i really liked Blue Like Jazz. . happy reading, girl!

Jenn Finucan said...

I've read all of his books and they're awesome!! Angels & Demons, Da Vinci Code and there's a 3rd I read but the title escapes me...I have to run to return a book from the library today so I'll post an update...it was really good too!

al hakanson said...

its from rev. 21:3-4. you can hear it at www.homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~f89142006/MM-Songs.htm. i dont know how to do links in this environment

al hakanson said...

that link i gave you doesnt work. go to google: "no more night no more pain" music.

Kathryn said...

hey Jenn! yeah, good books, eh? i loved them. . I think its time you posted another topic there!!!