Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm Hooked



I'm one of those "obsessive reader" types that cannot put down a good book once I've started. Especially if there is a great plot or soap-opera-like storyline. I have found the ultimate good read: The Old Testament. I can't believe I have never read it all the way through before! Of course, I haven't gotten to some of the tough symbology of Isaiah yet, but there are some awesome stories and serious doctrine...I absolutely love it. Also, Jason got out his Old Testament manual for me to follow along with and I'm learning even more from that. He jokes that I should have gotten into this last year while he was teaching it in seminary so we could have discussed it together. One of my favorite stories is of Joseph being sold into Egypt. He has to be one of the greatest men to ever live on the Earth. I think his story teaches a great lesson in faith and forgiveness. What are your favorite OT stories and why?

5 comments:

Jenilyn said...

I loved Old Testament so much in Institute that I took it twice.

caseytanner said...

I got to Job on my mission and haven't touched it since.

Jason said...

Tell me you are a good ways past Genesis. Genesis is really good. Other books.... I'll plead the fifth. There are good parts but its not as much as frequent you come across that much as you do in the NT and BofM.

The Atwaters said...

I haven't ever read the Old Testament all the way through, only here and there in lessons. I do love the story of Joseph though. Although, I'm going off the show "Joseph and the technicolored dream coat" lol. I took New Testament twice in Institute. I'm glad you're enjoying it though! It's always nice to hear someone being positive about reading their scriptures :)

Rose said...

k im ready for your "good finds" post