What Did You Think Of My Book?
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled “Just A Thought”
I write books for a living. Just finished my 10th book. Been writing them since 1989.
Over the years men have said encouraging things like, “I really enjoyed your book,” or “God used your book to change me,” or similar.
However, I have heard other comments like, “Oh yeah, I have that book,” or “I’ve been meaning to read that,” or “Now that I’ve met you I’m going to read your book.” Of course, these men said this because they thought I would think it was good news. While their intentions are appreciated, it’s not much to carry away.
God wrote a book. From all reports, no book has ever done more to change men’s lives. One day soon you and I will meet the Author of this book face to face. What if He asks, “What did you think of my book?”
Depending on one’s answer, that could be a little embarrassing. I don’t think He would be impressed with, “Oh yeah, I’ve been meaning to read that.”
Spurgeon once lamented that he could find ten men willing to die for the Bible for every one who would actually read it.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to read the Bible through at least once before meeting the Author-just in case He asks?
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