April 10, 2007

A good book

Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.
(Romans 12:9 The Message)

I just finished a book that is good in two senses of the word. First, it is excellent; of high quality. But it is also good in the sense of being the opposite of evil—or at least that’s what my experience was in reading it. If evil has a kind of metaphysical bad smell to it, Candlelight, by Susan Phillips, is a bouquet of mixed spring flowers. It is filled with stories of God’s benevolence, and I find this encouraging and, well … “good.”

In my review of Candlelight on Amazon, I go into more detail about exactly why I like this book so much….