Mr. Personality: Book of the Month and other Ramblings
By MR. PERSONALITY, Special to The Paper
October, the month of Halloween, a holiday that is taken seriously on College Street and Temple Avenue.
My Book of the Month for September seems to have had a great impact on many of my readers. I have been receiving many positive comments about the book titled “Killing Jesus” written by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.
That very book did indeed make a great impression on my life. I felt as I was an eyewitness from the very start to the very end.
I cannot think of Jesus without seeing him on the cross. That is the point, as we think of Jesus we need to see him on the cross. To do any less is to be disrespectful of Jesus and his very purpose for being on the cross.
The Christian faith is all about Jesus and Jesus is all about the cross. From the time Jesus was born He was walking toward the cross. When we come seeking Jesus we need to come to him on the cross.
Yes, see Him naked, bleeding and in pain and know the full price and cost Jesus paid hanging from the cross. This image places everything into proper perspective. It makes our purpose for seeking Jesus ever more meaningful.
Remember, if you truly believe in Jesus, you are a Christian and we should stop separating ourselves through certain denominations and fully embrace each other as Christians, we need to come together as one in Christ Jesus.
The impact of this book is greater than the words I have to express it. I suggest you experience it for yourself.
This brings me to this month’s book, another Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard masterpiece. I am recommending this book due to the details and facts it contains. The title is “Killing The Rising Sun,” about World War II and Japan. The authors do not sugarcoat the actions taken on either side of the war.
December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. For those of us who have never experienced combat, this graphic story is indeed an eye opener. Should you desire to have some idea of what our brave men and women in the armed forces experienced during that time, then this is the book to read. Warning: reading this book may cause post traumatic stress syndrome, which was known as combat fatigue at the time.
You are there as an eye witness to the hardships that our American heroes endured. Many paid the price for the very freedom we enjoy today.
Until next time,
Peace, love and much respect.