Monday, August 26, 2013

we are all the authors of our personal stories.

I don't even know where to begin with N. D. Wilson's latest Death by Living: Life is Meant to be Spent. I laughed, I cried, and I still have no idea what genre to label it under. A major emphasis in this book is the idea that from the very second we are born into the world, we begin to die. Therefore we must pause and truly live this life we are blessed enough to be given. Once we accept nothing but God is permanent, we can open our hands and give of ourselves freely to the people and causes in our life that mean something. We all have a unique story to tell and a legacy we are leaving behind to future generations. Wilson shares stories from his own life in a memoir-type style, in his usual witty fashion. However, this book is absolutely not all about him. What will actually happen as you read is you will find yourself taking a look at your own personal experiences, and whether or not you are spending your life on others more than yourself. Already gotcha thinking, hm?

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