As some of you may know, I started to read the Hunger Games Trilogy, but I decided that I didn't really like it and that didn't want to finnish reading it. Oh sure the story really draws you in, it is well written, but I found the phillosophies behind it too distastful. Someone sent me this article (linked to below) and I wanted to share it with ya'll. I think that it does a very good job of explaining what I mean when I say: "I don't like it becuase of the phillosophies behind it."
I bet you thought that I had dropped off of the face of the earth as quiet as it has been around here! Dry as bones!!
No, not so, I have just been busy...busy doing what, I may not be sure, but busy none the less!
This past Tuesday Mom and I went to Mr. John's house to pick up a few roosters that he was giving us. We work the farmers market with him and his wife; they sell eggs…Mmmm good eggs too! The three roosters that he gave us (well actually, Mom did pay him for them, he didn't ask for it, but she wanted to) are meant for the freezer, but they have not been butchered yet, 'cause we wanted them to get a little bigger first. So that is on the agenda to do sometime soon.
The weather is really chilling down now...Mom and I were about freezing at the farmers market this morning, and I had on 5 layers!!
The wind is honking too like...like...well, like fall in this part of the country :) We just turned the heat on today!
Recently I have read a two book series that Mr. John loaned me, by Frank Peretti. The series is the Veritas Project. The first book is called Hangman's Curse, and the second is called Nightmare Academy. They may have rather creepy sounding names, but they are not horror books...believe me, if they were I would not have read them! They are rather, mystery-adventure books.
The main characters are Elijah and Elisha (el-ee-sha) Springfield, 16 year old twins, and their parents. They are a family from Montana, and they form a sort of "private investigative" team that work at the disposal of the president, via their middle-man/"handler" Mr. Morgan. The Springfield’s are Christian, and the kids are homeschooled. At any rate: in the first book, the twins go under cover at a school, where, witchcraft is suspected in the deaths and mental debilitation of a hand full of students at Baker High School. It turns out however to be the use of a biological weapon. In the second book, Elijah and Elisha again go undercover to discover why a runaway boy, who was found, has apparently gone nearly insane, and what the "Nightmare Academy" which terrifies him so much when he mentions it in his incoherent ramblings is. Well, they find it, and both nearly lose their lives. They see firsthand that a world "without" truth, a place where "truth" is "truly" relative, cannot succeed as such, for someone's truth will always become the rule. And so, they uncover a plot in which evil men by attempting to remove all truth, and anything real, brainwash and re-program humans seeking a method for gaining international power. Elijah also proves that belief in the God of the Bible, and in real truth, is not something that can be washed away from a man's mind and soul.
I hope that that "review" was not too much of a spoiler if you ever decide to read the books...I really tried to be vague, yet uncover just enough to explain what happened. I enjoyed the second book better...Mr. John said that he did too. But the first book was good also, and one really needs to read it to get a good introduction to the Springfield family.
Anyway, just a blurb...so if there is anyone who even still bothers to come and look at my blog...if anyone has not lost patience with me...I hope that you have enjoyed it, and I truly hope, that I will be writing again soon.
Victory for the Kingdom of Truth!