I LOVE TO READ!!!!!!
Some of my favorite books that I have read/continue to read are:
1. Harry Potter. (Duh. I can't even count how many times I've read all Seven of those AMAZING books!)
2. Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites
3. Twilight! (Loved the books, HATED the movies)
4. The Children of the Promise
5. The Hunger Games
6. and ENDLESS Dean Koontz books, probably the majority of all the books he's written.
to name just a few! and as you can tell none of those are nonfiction! I am very picky about books I read and if they don't draw me in within the first....like 25 pages I usually quit them and find another one....or just resort to my favorite series, first on the list. :) I've never been a huge fan of biographies, I've tried to read a few and either they just aren't captivating enough or they are thoroughly depressing, and I don't enjoy being sad and depressed so I don't finish them. I guess somewhere in my mind I just assumed that all nonfiction books would somewhat resemble the more boring biographies I've read and tended to stay away from them...
That is until I had a hour and a half long conversation a security guy at my work, about all of the books we've read. He, being a former military man, enjoys reading war books and biographies, I know quite a bit about many wars and leaders and history events, being that I somehow am minoring in History at UVU, so we had a lot to talk about! After hearing him describe in detail some of his favorites books I found myself captivated! Perhaps because I was bored and tired at work or maybe he's just good at talking, I know I'm good at listening!
Either way I had him write down some suggestions for me to read. I went to the library the next day and picked up two to get started, "Eye Deep in Hell" a book about trench warfare in WWI and "The Seven Miracles That Saved America" (this is one he told me about first because he had just started reading it). I just finished The Seven Miracles today and it was so GOOOODDD!!!!! I decided I have to tell everyone about it and recommend it to anyone who will listen!! I have always considered myself pretty patriotic, I love my country and those who fight and have fought to preserve all the freedoms we enjoy. But I know that sometimes I take for granted just how wonderful our country is! This book opened my eyes to just how blessed the United States of America is! It not only strengthened my already unshaken faith in the goodness of our God but also strengthened my love of country, and of our government for the people, by the people. It is very well written and tells of miraculous events that occurred in our nations history, without which the history of our country and possibly the entire world would be very different! I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the history of the United States and anyone wanting more evidence on why our country really is a divinely chosen and blessed country.
(These are a few great pages that I particularly liked that sum up the authors points and beliefs.....
I can't get them to rotate so it would probably be hard to read them just from these pictures, but I took the time to take and email them so I'm putting them on here anyway! haha)
anyway its an amazing, inspiring book! Go get it at your local library right now! or click here! and buy it! http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Miracles-That-Saved-America/dp/1606411446
"We in this country, in this generation - by destiny rather than choice - are the watchmen on the wall of world freedom." -President John F. Kennedy
Though severe storms lie before us and around us, we do not struggle through the darkness by ourselves. As the early patriot John Page once wrote to Thomas Jefferson, "Do you not think an Angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this Storm?" Indeed, we do not walk alone. - The Seven Miracles That Saved America, "Why America Matters".