Friday, February 20, 2009

Churched





When I go into bookstores, what excites me the most is the rows and rows of books that are just waiting to be recognized and opened! I am actually not a huge reader, but what intrigues me the most about bookstores or books in general, is the cover of books. The display of a book and its title is probably the most important part of a book. I am less likely to even glance at a book if the front cover has no pictures or a title that has no significance. Last week, I went into a local bookstore down town Durango with a friend, and this is when I started thinking about the importance of a book’s title and the display of the cover. I would walk down each aisle and look at books with intriguing covers, and titles. One book that got my attention the most was called Churched, by Matthew Paul Turner. First of all, it intrigued me because the word churched is something that is very familiar to me. Dressing up and going to a local building to hear someone preach is pretty normal for a Christian to do and it actually is expected in this day and age if we profess to know God. I have not read this book as of yet, but the more I look at the title and sub-titles and the picture of this book, I am more curious as to what the writer has experienced. It may be very similar to what I have experienced, and that tells me that I am not alone in this kind of thinking that being ‘churched’ can do more damage than good in a lot of ways if we are to recognize the depth of issues it causes. I feel so inclined to run to the bookstore and buy this book and read it, just because the title, and the cover display has brought me to a place of curiosity that I cannot ignore.

7 comments:

Kent said...

it does sound interesting

Nicole said...

Hey, yeah, it is so far... I am already half way and, man, it is good... You can see right through the religious garbage, and the writer is hilarious. He is writing from a child's perspective and questions everything. I think it truly shows how easy it is to get caught up in crap like that especially when your a child and you don't have any other choice because you are 'feared' into believing... Anyway, I may write a post about it once I am done...

Manuela said...

nice new look Nickorie! :D
yeah, I ran into this book also through the web... and I read an excerpt somewhere...It WAS funny...

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