“Should I reread this book, or not? Probably not.” Is probably what a lot of people say.
“Wow… (sniff, sob, wail) that was a good book.” I say as I close the book. Then I turn it over and begin to reread it.
Okay, I don’t do that all the time, but there have been a few books that I have reread literally six times. Granted,most of those crazy rereads were when I was young and they were simple chapter books, now I tend to read a book at the max of four times. Depending how good it is.
But if today I were to start rereading a book it would probably be the novel “Cross Roads” by Paul Young. I think that the reason I would reread again (if I did that would make it my third time to read it) is because it’s refreshing and just very true to life and character. Now let me break that down.
Character: In this novel Mr. Young takes God, Jesus and the Holy spirit and makes them feel personal. He takes their true characteristics and turns them into something beautiful. For instance God is refered to as “Papa God” and the Holy Spirit (weird as it sounds, please don’t judge until you read it) is refered to as “Grandmother”.
Life: The main characters lives aren’t perfect, their lives are real. They go through trials and pain. The main character Tony, is by no means a Christian. He is miserly, selfish and an alcoholic.
Refreshing: (sigh) By the time I was done, I felt happy-ish sad. But I also felt closer to God.
Anyway, I’ve said my peace, and that it is certainly a book that I’m going to read again soon.