Book Game

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Here are the rules:
(Stolen from Nikkianna)
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"In many ways, my story exemplifies the history of my generation. I was caught up in the same adventures that seduced my peers and kept us wandering from idea to idea, experience to experience, spiritually homeless. I dived into middle-class American hedonism, surfaced in Eastern mysticism, raced back to Christianity, vacillated between Catholicism and Protestantisn, drifted into modernist heresy, then tied up at radical feminism,before falling into the abyss of deconstructionism, the most lethal of all assaults on my mental and spiritual well-being."
Prodigal Daughters by Donna Steichen

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Book Game from Paper Moon on March 1, 2005 7:54 AM

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I don't have a blog so...

Well, the first book I reached for was a Flannery O'Connor collection and what would be page 123 says nothing but "Part 1" (of The Violent Bear It Away) But Pardon and Peace by Alfred Wilson, C.P., published by Roman Catholic Books, was a similar distance from me in a different direction.

"All men have the duty of conforming, as far as they can, to objective standards.

Conscience should depend not on what we think about things, but on what we ought to think about things. One of the greatest curses of religion is subjectivism."

Uh, oops. That was page 122.

123 says:

"Of course, you cannot force a man to act against his conscience, but you ought to be able to convince him that his conscience is wrong; and if he is not amenable to reason, he should be treated, not as a martyr for justice' [sic] sake, but as a spiritual invalid.

We must beware of muddling conscience with feeling and fuddle and fif.

Conscience is not a feeling."

I highly recommend this book, BTW.

I grabbed the nearest book, and this is what results:

"Royalty 10% of retail; advance $5,000 - 25,000. Average first printing 2,500 (hardcopy) 5,000 (paperback). Publication within 18 months."

It's Sally Stuart's "Christian Writers Market Guide 2003," and it's part of the listing of Encounter Books. :-)

"To a lonely woman, the friendship of four charming young girls is very sweet."
Mr. Campbell somehow felt extremely sorry for this lonely lady. Mr. Bruxton also was touched with commiseration, and the younger men, too, were moved to cast glances of sympathy in her direction.

This is from something called "The Motor Maids in Fair Japan" which must be here because my husband is selling it on EBay. Or intends to.

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