Thursday, December 31, 2015

Favorite Quote of 2015

Morning Will Come Again

"I sometimes think that we stand at sunset," Eugenus said after a pause. "It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows again out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend, for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind." Aquila was silent a moment, and then he said an odd thing: "I wonder if they will remember us at all, those people on the other side of the darkness."

-The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutclif

2015 Top Five Favorite Books

This years top five go almost exclusively to the Wilson family. In fact, if I had not combined the number one spot with the two books from the 100 cupboards trilogy it would be a sweep by the Wilsons.

1. Dandelion Fire and Chestnut King by ND Wilson
The 100 Cupboards trilogy is a new favorite at our house and one that we intend to read again and again. Everything is right about these books.

2. Death By Living by ND Wilson

3. Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by ND Wilson

4. True Companion by Nancy Wilson

5. Watership Down by Richard Adams

Honorable Mention:

Consider This by Karen Glass
The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severin
How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger
The Dream Keeper by Langston Hughes
The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutclif

Other books read this year:

The Inferno by Dante 
The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
Created In His Image by Anthony Hoekema
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Haverim by Paul Clayton Gibbs
True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney
Tales of Troy by Andrew Lang
Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd
In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen
Crispin, Cross of Lead by AVI
A Taste of Chaucer by Anne Malcolmson
The Once and Future King by TH White
Doc Susie by Virginia Cornell
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
The Biggest Story by Kevin De Young
Boys of Blur by ND Wilson
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry