Monday, March 03, 2008

Book Meme

I am way behind on meme invitations, and have lost a couple of them in the post comments...but here's a book meme that's going around:

1. Find the book closest to you with more that 125 or more pages.
2. Go to page 125.
3. Read the first five sentences in the book.
4. Post the next three sentences in the book.
5. Tag five people.

Okay. I have two books sitting equidistant from me. The first book, page 125, sentences 6, 7, 8, read:

"How could anybody break into your apartment without anyone seeing them, without your knowing?"
"The FBI could.
"Abby," I said, exasperated

That's from Patricia Cornwell's All That Remains, by the way. (An ironic title, since I found my book tucked away in a corner of the bedroom closet with one entire page missing and the last 25 pages or so significantly mauled by a young Gertrudinous pup.)

The other book, page 125, sentences 6, 7, 8:

Who could expect this type of doctrine to motivate Christians to move to the frontline in the struggle for peace and justice, for the human rights of all people?
The story of theology's entanglement with the violation of basic human rights does not end with the Lutheran two-kingdoms doctrine. The most notorious denial is taking place in South Africa under the aegis of the Afrikaners' redaction of Calvinist exodus-theology.

And that's from Principles of Lutheran Theology by Carl Braaten.

If you're reading this and haven't blogged this meme, you are hereby tagged. And for those of you who've tagged me and are waiting...I'm dancing as fast as I can.

1 comment:

toujoursdan said...

Mine is from the book of Common Praise published by the Anglican Book Centre.

Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came
seeking her Jesus with spirit aflame.
He had commanded her sickness depart;
she now would thank him with newness of heart.

Myrrh-bearing Mary from Bethany came
seeking her Jesus who'd called her by name;
there she annointed his feet and his head
with precious oils that were meant for the dead.

Myrrh-bearing Mary to Calvary came
seeking her Jesus who hung there in shame;
and, as the careless and headless passed by,
hopeless and helpless, she watched her Lord die.

Myrrh-bearing Mary to death's garden came
seeking her Jesus who'd borne the world's blame;
heartsick, she stood, till she heard the Lord's voice;
"Mary!" he, "I am risen; rejoice!"