Friday, July 17, 2015

A Disruptive Faith: Expect God to Interrupt Your Life by A. W. Tozer

Soaking in, I'm soaking in what I've just read. It's only a mere 200 pager book and it took me more than 3 weeks to accomplish it. Never have I read a Tozer book before and this is my first. It's so RICH and COMPACT with so much to learn and dwell into how the Lord moves him to write as he writes.

Although the book cover and title pressing on the topic of Faith, however how Tozer start off with how a Christian is ought to live in the manner of Faith from God's perspective instead of men. It started from how carnal Christian looks at Faith and how lowly our thoughts that never would comprehend what God's original purpose of mankind in this world.

The gradual pace in each chapters from the creation of man in God's image crescendo to the all so ineffable majestic of God has been profoundly described with great points and arguments. I just can't control myself from saying how mind-blowing this book has brought me. In which, it leads me to ponder and dwell into it for so long, that I can't stop myself from enjoying this book even more.

You know how when a reader reads a book and a special quotes pops out and say "Now that's a great quote!" In Tozer's book, I practically wretched the book with yellow highlights, handwritten notations, brackets after brackets of my favourite discussion or arguments AND endless written "AMEN" in this book.

It is ever easy to read but it has so much to consume. I wouldn't call myself a staunch Christian but this book had me THINKING. I do have serious thoughts of being a Christian for the past 22 years and it is not a joke when it comes to the REAL definition of Salvation. What is it to be a Christian with Faith. God's perspective of Faith not men.

So many pointers to share and how wonderful it is to let someone knows the beauty of God's purpose behind all of His perfect plans for us. This book and genre is my first and I'm really liking it so far! Tozer, you're my new found hero in this genre!

Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I love it, I just love this book. Call me a nerd, geek or whatever, I just love how this book was written. So much fun and it's so interactive that you are able to visualize what has been described. It has so much elements from the 80s and I can't seem to stop myself from falling in love over and over again.

The writing is simple to get yourself into the world that was created. What holds me back is when something famous or familiar has been mentioned and I can't seem to stop myself from the Google-ing habit by searching all of the stuff mentioned. Ahh... Memories.

Plot wise. OMG, it's like a roller coaster ride! It goes up with so much anticipation, and you were let down with some stupid "I-should-know-better-than-to-get-myself-into-this-mess" kinda situation. Then it went back up again, and it goes down until it reaches the end. The end was so good to the point where you would say the book ended just right. No more no less.

"The OASIS was an online utopia (Virtual Utopia), a holodeck for the home. And its biggest selling point? It was free." -- Parzival

Never in my fiction reading life have I read about stuff in the far future has the words UTOPIA in it. In today's context of the future are all written with a dystopia world. Come on! There are at least some good world out there to talk about and this has lives up to it's expectations by portraying AT LEAST a virtual utopia. This very sentence itself caught my attention and made my day by making the right choice to read this book. There, I've said it. Too much Dystopia genre already... Enough already! I'm a really mean reader...

I would argue that masturbation is the human animal’s most important adaptation. The very cornerstone of our technological civilization. Our hands evolved to grip tools, all right—including our own. You see, thinkers, inventors, and scientists are usually geeks, and geeks have a harder time getting laid than anyone. Without the built-in sexual release valve provided by masturbation, it’s doubtful that early humans would have ever mastered the secrets of fire or discovered the wheel. And you can bet that Galileo, Newton, and Einstein never would have made their discoveries if they hadn’t first been able to clear their heads by slapping the salami (or “knocking a few protons off the old hydrogen atom”). The same goes for Marie Curie. Before she discovered radium, you can be certain she first discovered the little man in the canoe. -- Parzival

Well-said, honey, well-said.

Talk about songs being mentioned, to name a few (Sorry, I just can't help myself):-
1) Midnight Oil - 1987 - Beds Are Burning
2) The Plimsouls - 1983 - A Million Miles Away
3) John Waite - 1985 - Change
4) Def Leppard- 1987 - Pour Some Sugar on Me
5) Schoolhouse Rock - 1973 - 3 Is A Magic Number
6) AC/DC - 1976 - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
7) Rush - 1982 - Subdivisions

Moreover, recently I've read that Steven Spielberg has already signed on to direct this movie. Please please please don't screw this up. This is such a good book, please don't screw this up for the sake of the readers.

Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars

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