08 February, 2005


"A good reason for marking favorite passages in books is that this practice enables you to remember more easily the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly, and then in later years, it is like visiting a forest where you once blazed a trail."

~ William Lyon Phelps

There are several books that I've revisited; those I have read over the last two decades which affected me in this way...

The Bible
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
A Place Called Simplicity by Claire Clonninger
The Overload Syndrome by Richard A. Swenson
For The Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence by Robert Pirsig
The Original Home Schooling Series by Charlotte M. Mason

What books have impressed themselves upon you in this way??

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Hi Kim,

It has only been in the last 3 years or so that I have allowed myself to write in books. I used to think it was very wrong, and I confess I still get a pang every now and then. Like with my Gladys Taber book. I was careful to use pencil so that helped me push through it.

I am reading Nouwen's A Letter of Consolation and am finding tons to journal about in the margins.