What's on Your Bookshelf?
If I could have any job in the world, it would be to own a tiny bookshop with hardwood floors and shelves of books. Floor to ceiling, novels would be lined up and ready for spine-cracking. I'd serve free hot tea and Italian cookies in the back and make recommendations to those needing help selecting one among the thousands.
I was recently asked to list the top 10 books that left an impact on me in some way—big or small. Admittedly, my mind first went to the likes of classics, such as "Little Women" and "Love in the Time of Cholera." But, if I had to re-think the list, I'd put the Bible and Book of Mormon at the top.
A book for every mood, these two precious pieces have just what you need and when you need them.
In the mood for a miracle? Try Matthew 9:27-31.
What about suspense? Read Romans 8:18-25.
How about a love story? Give Genesis 29 a try.
Want to know about things to come? 1 Nephi 22:4-28 is a great read.
Or, if you need additional suggestions, here are a few my favorites:
Alma 5 (it's a long one, but totally worth it!)
Whether you're reading the old-fashioned way (book in hand), via your tech-savvy digital device, or even listening audibly, the Word remains the same. It's true. It's fascinating. It's the same today as it was years ago — and will be tomorrow, too.
There's no greater story. So tell me: what's on your shelf?
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