I finally finished The Third Testament! What a fabulous book!! I found it through the first Pay It Forward I participated in - a pretty cool linky party where you get to share good news, great tips, or whatever you would like really. Anyway, on Holly's blog, I found a guest post on this book by the author himself, John Eklund, on Imprisoned in my Bones.
It was an amazing book!! I was really amazed with how people were so strong in their faith in those days that miracles happened so commonly it seemed. I wondered half-way through the book why you never hear of people having visions and the strangest yet most amazing miracles occurring. We must not be as connected with God as we once were. Well, that is obvious... Look at the world around us.
Just when I was wondering about all that while I was changing Alex, I thought to turn on the TV to check the weather before Mom and I head out on my birthday shopping extravaganza. I watch the Today Show ALL THE TIME. I never miss it. I have to wake up with these people. Crazy, I know. Anyway, I have never heard one word about the man in the Netherlands building a replica of Noah's Ark due to a bad dream about a terrible flood in his country. Really? I know, it is a long shot maybe...but it is a vision of some sort. It was pretty odd that it came on just as I was thinking about all that, too.
It was a fantastic book and you should definitely read it! Here is the book's description from Amazon.com:
"Widower Fred Sankt is a professor at a small Catholic college who is not at all accustomed to dreaming. When he begins experiencing a series of profoundly vivid dreams that consistently awaken him at 3:00 a.m., he is not alarmed-simply curious. In the last of his dreams, Fred meets a faceless old friend who informs him that he has been chosen by God to record the next testament of the Bible. Fred decides that, even though it has been nearly two thousand years since the last passage in the Bible was written, if it is God's will for him to take on a project of this magnitude, he has no choice but to accept. But his entire world is turned upside down when his doorbell rings unexpectedly one evening. After he is served a summons, Fred thinks things can't get worse until he receives the news that his daughter Ellen's health is in jeopardy. Despite his personal hardships, Fred soon finds that writing is his only solace. As Fred continues on a spiritual journey to unlock the truth, he creates a treasure for all Christians that ultimately reignites the torch of the faithful." Amazon.com
And, yes! It is available for the Kindle!! I was pretty excited about that :) I love my Kindle. You should totally get one of those, too. My next read: Gods & Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1 by Lynn Austin which is FREE right now for the Kindle :) Off to read!