Wednesday, February 09, 2005

As I was...

I think I need some technical help. (Please help me, Luke!) ...

But anyway, in answer to the request for old photos, I have posted a photo of the me that was Laurie Mannhardt in 1972. This was post Catcher in the Rye (scary questions but no answers) , Magnificent Obessession (idealistic but not very biblical), In His Steps (RADICAL) but pre The God Who is There (why didn't somebody introduce me to this book sooner?!) and He is There but He is Not Silent.

Lately I've been looking over my notebook trying to crystalize my goals for the year and was drawn back to my verse for 2002 "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn." (Isaiah 51:1) That phrase "look to the rock from which you were cut" really touched a chord and I went through my old high school diaries looking for the books that formed my thinking, especially about God.

I wish there was a good English library. Of course I have a lot of the books, but some of the books I want to reread I don't have and I'm not sure I want to put money down for them yet... Inn of the 6th Happiness, The Greatest Thing in the World, Mrs. Mike, While Still We Live, God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater.

3 comments:

Luke Elliot said...

I need a good English library, too. When I look at my current collection on my own shelves I hear Good Will Hunting's voice echo in my ears: "You've got all the wrong ________ books!"

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. When Jacob and I were packing our things to come here, we certainly werent very long sited in our book selections. I think there have been a couple double purchases, just so we have copies here with us. Jacob has wished he brought the History of Israel...but it is a bohemoth of a book, and how could he have know there would be a John Elliot around to discuss it with... Autumn

Laurie Elliot said...

When we came to Japan we left ALL our books behind - we didn't want any distractions while we learned Japanese. We thought that if we put ALL our attention to it we could be Japanese literate at the end of language school... certainly by the end of our first 5 year term. Foolish, foolish us!