Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bookworm Award

Ruthie at Just Ruthie tagged me for this Bookworm Award. It looks like fun - and I love to read as you can tell by looking at this blog. Check out Ruthie’s blog if you get a chance. She has shared some incredible stories of growing up in China and some beautiful pictures of her travels in her RV. Thanks Ruthie for the tag.

Here's how it goes.

Pass this on to 5 blogging friends.

Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that...

I decided that I would use the book that I’m going to post about soon – a missionary book that is published by our church – Africa: Where the Decades Still Whisper by Robert Perry. Ever since I was a young teen I’ve been challenged by the work of the Schmelzenbach family in Africa.

Page 56 – “Veteran missionaries Harmon and Beverly Schmelzenbach received the appointment to pioneer the work. They rented a house in Nairobi, Kenya, and soon were preaching in the open markets. Many people responded, and the Schmelzenbachs invited them to their home for coffee and fellowship. Several young men who felt a call to preach started house churches. At that time, however, there was no place to provide training for them. Harmon, the great improviser, took a page out of his grandfather’s book: he gathered the fledgling preachers together in quarterly meetings to discuss various aspects of preaching and pastoring."

I’m tagging some ladies who have book blogs that I enjoy reading:

Carol at Quotes and Notes
Cathy at WordVessel
Jennifer at A Booklover's Journal
Kay at Books and Starbucks
Melanie at Books and Starbucks

Have fun! If there is anyone else that would like to do this, please add it to your blog and let me know. Have a great day!


Ruthie said...

Great! Sounds like an interesting book. I've never visited you on this blog before - will have to come back here. :)


Cathy Bryant said...

Hi Robin! Count me in! I'll post mine on a blog next week. (I'll let you know which day later, as I've already scheduled some author interviews.) This is a really cool idea. Cathy at WordVessel

Carol said...

I have taken the challenge of your tag and written an excerpt from a book on my Quotes & Notes blog. Unfortunately I don't know how to make that a link in the comment section, so you will just have to bo back to Robin's link to my blog up above in her lists of who she is tagging.

Robin said...

Hi Ruthie - Welcome to my reading room blog :) I read all sorts of books, mostly Christian both fiction and non-fiction.

Robin said...

Hi Cathy - I look forward to reading your post when its up - just let me know. :)

Hi Carol - I'm going to go find your post now :) Thanks for playing.