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Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow Friday (7)

Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

A. This is difficult for me to answer, because I really don’t read anything that would influence my life.  I read for fun, not for personal growth.  I began to read more avidly once I started blogging, but that had nothing to do with a book I had read, it was from how much fun my wife has blogging.

The only book that I can think of that has an influence on my life is more like an anthology made up of smaller books, some independent of one another, some continuing from the last: The Bible.  No matter what I’m going through or what situation I’m in, the Word always helps me through it.  From inspiration, to comfort, to guidance…it’s all in there!  I prefer the NIV translation just in case you were wondering.

What book influences you?

Many Adventures,

PS: My blog is hosting a Guest Post and GIVEAWAY of Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer, so read my review, the Guest Post, and register for the giveaway!

*Follow Friday is a blog-hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read*


  1. Yeah, nothing has been really "life changing" for me either but there are books I love coming back to and reading over and over again! Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

  2. Great choice! There are so many books to choose from; this was quite the difficult question for me. I'd love if you checked out what I picked for this FF :D

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  3. Old follower stopping by. Great choice...the good book definitely has an awful lot to teach us!

    Would love to see you at my blog!


  4. "I read for fun, not for personal growth."

    Love it! :) I've long since stopped apologizing for my love of fiction - especially the speculative genres. I'm an imagination junkie, and fiction feeds that in a way nothing else can.

    Thanks for the blog visit! Following back.
    BJ @ Dark Side of the Covers

  5. New follower here :) The Bible is a great choice - it is definitely the most inspirational and influential book there is!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    My Follow Friday

  6. Thanks for the follow - following back!

  7. Hopping through (rather late)
    Quite a few people have mentioned the Bible in their answers, and i can understand why. It's a good thing when just reading a book can help you and make you feel better :)
    Anyways, stop by and say hi if you have any free time, i love meeting new people!
    Have an awesoem week :D



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