Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Book Meme

Although no one has actually DONE my other meme, I will post a second one:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

The book I picked up is All We Know of Heaven by Remy Rougeau. Here is the quote:

Because Antoine found the name Ngawang unpronounceable, Cello was a good alternative, and the little man did seem a brown, worn-out old instrument.

Dom Jacques Bouvray came to speak with Father Leon and while their guide was thus occupied, the young monks asked Antoine to give them a tour. He took them to the wine cellar, where old Father Cyprien made wine from Australian raisins; to the bakery, where Brother Jules made heavy whole wheat and honey loves each day; and to the scullery, where Father Casimir sliced cheese and laid out portions for the nightly collation.


Unknown said...

I am going to do your other meme, I like this one too. The quotes from that book sound really interesting.

Staying in Balance said...

Hi, Carmel! Thanks for stopping by today! (Well, its tonight here, anyway!)

Anonymous said...

Drench the paper in words. Let everything pour onto the page: ideas, memos, inspirations. In time you'll find your voice, and you'll begin to write with flair.

From: Gifts of the Spirit
by: Philip Zaleski & Paul Kaufman

Staying in Balance said...

That does sound like a beautiful book.

Darrell said...

My nearest book was this one... and the three sentences are:

We may imagine that many of them were unwilling to pay the price; those who did can only have done so on the most resolute convictions. Their willingness to sever relationships with the communities in which they were born testifies to their steadfast adherence to Jesus, not Torah, as their eternal hope. When the gospel overflowed the banks of Judiasm and began to trickle into the Roman world it encountered another authority.

Staying in Balance said...

Interesting, Darrell--what book is that from? Lifeisgreat and I checked your site (the link)and couldn't find it.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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