My mom’s friend came over this morning and told us about The Great American Read hosted by PBS. For 6 months, people have been able to vote for their favorite book. The results would be revealed on the show tonight. So, my parents and I watched the program. It went through the list of titles in order from 100 to the #1 Best Loved Novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. While the list was diverse, the most shared comment was that the story took you on an adventure and brought a sense of hope. I remembered reading books to and with my kids well into their junior high years. I always loved sharing that time and then talking about the characters and events in the story. There was much to learn from the books and from one another. I’m not a very good reader now, but the program inspired me. We’ll see.
I Found God today sharing a sense of joy through books.