Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm Reading This Spring!

My mom asked me to join the Spring Reading Challenge, so here is my short list of books I plan to read by June:

God Said Yes By Heather Hornback-Bland and Ninie Hammon

Splitting Harriet by Tamera Leigh

Confessions of a Not-So Supermodel by Brooklyn Lindsay

Baby Girl by Jane Orcutt

Finding Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

That's about all I can handle with homework and chores, but Mom says I can always add to it, change it, and I don't get in trouble if I don't finish it!

Till then, hold my place for me!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

I Would Die For You By Brent & Deanna Higgins


The Back of the Book:

In a day of iPods and MySpace, when adolescents can seem self-serving and self-absorbed, the powerful story of the life of BJ Higgins proves that things can be otherwise. BJ's life was one of passionate service to God and to other people. He even inspired Bart Millard, lead singer of Mercy Me, to write and record a song to honor him. After a six-week battle with an infection contracted on the mission field, BJ's earthly life was over--he was only 15 years old. I Would Die for You tells BJ's inspiring story. It combines the writing of parents Brent and Deanna Higgins with selections from BJ's journals, school papers, and blog, along with true stories from family members, church and hospital staff, and friends. Through this multi-layered text, youth pastors, teens, and those involved in missions work will get a glimpse of a young man who gave his life to God, lived the gospel, and died for his devotion. Stirring and full of encouragement, I Would Die for You is poised to inspire a new generation of believers to give their lives in God's service.

My Thoughts:

This book is something every girl and guy should read because it gives people a sense of what they could be for God. It also lets them into the life of someone that would have been great for them to meet.

It's really easy to read, because of the way it is laid out and written. You get to read certain things that BJ has written, and then you get to read bits of family blogs and comments, which are great.

I think it is awesome that his family wanted to share BJ's life story with us. His story made me think more about where my life is going, and what I want my life to say about me when I'm gone.

I thought BJ was a great guy, and I wish I could have met him. BJ is the kind of guy I want to spend my life with, and I'm praying (so is my mom) that one day God will bring us together.

Till then, hold my place for me!