Friday, January 09, 2009

first readings of 2009 | primeiras leituras de 2009

ORTBERG, John (2003) Everybody's normal till you get to know them. Zondervan: Michigan

ONDJAKI (2005) E se amanhã o medo. Caminho: Mirandela

[compiled by] WUBBLES, Lance (1998) George Muller on Faith - a 30-day devotional treasury. Emerald Books: WA

Some favorite quotes so far from the first one...

"Everybody's weird."
"This is the Porcupine's Dilemma: How do you get close without getting hurt?"
"... imperfect people like you and me can pursue community with other imperfect people."
"There is no ideal community. Community is made up of people with all their richness, but also with their weekness and poverty, of people who accept and forgive each other. Humility and trust are more at the foundation of community than perfection."
"A family is a group which possesses and impliments an irracional commitment to the well-being of its members." [Urie Bronfenbrenner]


Rute Carla said...

um... esse primeiro cativou-me...

Giovanna Borgh said...

Eu estava pensando realmente sobre isso.. que assim que conhecemos a intimidade de alguém, este logo se torna diferente, apresentando novas formas de vida e assim, acaba sendo considerado estranho por não compartilhar os mesmos costumes.

Bem coerente estas questões. Gostei do livro. Gostaria de ler.