For the past couple of weeks I’ve managed to get back into the reading habit. It helped having a couple of cracking reads!
The Land of Decoration is a novel by Grace McCleen. It is a rather interesting novel and there is so much that can be discussed, that I am sure Book Groups would love it. I’ve talked to non-Christians who have read this book but I really wish I could discuss this novel with fellow Christians just to get their take on it!
The story feel a little semi autobiographical as it focuses on Judith a young girl brought up by her Father who is a devout Christian. The author was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian group and there is a lot of similarities in the story to one specific group.
I feel though that readers from all religions will get something out of this. Is Judith really hearing the voice of God or is it her own self trying to make sense of the events happening around her?
If you read it I’ll let you make up your own mind.
The other one I’ve been reading is by Rhoda Janzen. It is a memoir about when the author’s world is turned upside down first through her divorce and seconded by a terrible accident. It’s an interesting insight into a world that is slightly set apart from the rest of society however this is not a blow by blow account of their beliefs more about the experience of living within the culture.
What are you reading?