Worth reading

In one sense we are who we are because of stories. There are some stories that I go back to over and over again. Some characters come to mind when I am faced with difficult choices, frustrating circumstances, or just plain discouragement. And since it isn’t December yet when our family reads through the Hobbit, I will leave you with this encouragement. Read The Dragon’s Tooth.

If you haven’t read any of N. D. Wilson’s works, you need to. Some of my favorites are in the Ashtown Burials. Here is a quote which should be enough to get you to pick up a copy and get lost in an adventure story.

“Will you tread the world and tend the wilds? When the world whispers her secrets, will you keep them? Will you protect the weak and face your own end without fear?” Cyrus swallowed. “Yes,” he said. “I will,” said Antigone. “Do you now honor and bind unto yourself the strength of heaven, the light of sun, the radiance of moon, the splendor of fire, the speed of lightning, the swiftness of wind, the firmness of earth, the will of stone?” Greeves leaned forward again. “I do honor and bind,” he whispered…