I once posted how some books are dynamite, they leave you gloriously devastated. You have to wait for years for the dust to settle to see just how big the devastation is. In another post I listed some of the books that have done this for me.
There are other books, you think that they are producing the same effect, but they are neither concussion bombs nor fragmentary bombs, they are functionally smoke bombs. You think there has been a rattling explosion, but they have changed nothing, they have only stirred up dust. Years go by, the dust settles, and their effect has been blown away by the wind. What are a few such books for you? Here are mine:
- The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren
- Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
- Fresh Faith by Jim Cymbala
They remain in my library as reminders only, I seriously doubt I will ever reread them. These books that stirred up so much dust, now only collect them.
One thought on “From Stirring to Collecting Dust”
Perhaps only because you mentioned the name, but the first one that comes to mind is Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. I suppose it’s sort of the female version of Wild at Heart.