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“I just finished ‘Simple as Snow,’ by Gregory Galloway. It’s written from the point of view of a guy whose girlfriend goes missing.”

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,’ by David Sedaris. It’s mostly a humorous account of the author’s childhood.”

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The Untied States of America,’ by Juan Enriquez. It’s about the possibility of the U.S. breaking up for a variety of reasons.”

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The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Once you pick it up, you can’t put them down.”

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Redeeming Love,’ by Francine Rivers. It’s about a guy who is saving himself for marriage, and God tells him to marry this prostitute. She struggles with escaping prostitution and abuse, and he has to save her with his unconditional love.”


ms_canada 11 years, 8 months ago

To Jenny - I wonder if you realize that the story you are reading seems to be based on the book of Hosea in the Old Testament. God commands Hosea to take an adulterous wife. So he marries Gomer, a prostitute, probably from a fertility cult. Why would God do that? The story is an allegory. Gomer symbolizes the adulterous Israel who has turned away from her loving God. This adultery is overcome by God's unrelenting love for her chosen people, Israel. Just as Gomer's adultery is overcome by the uncondirional love of Hosea.

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