May 11, 2016

stranded: book edition

It's time for the 2nd edition of Shay & Erika's "Stranded With!" Today's topic is books. What three books would I want if I found myself stranded on a deserted island?

1. The Bible
This was an easy one--surely if I was stranded on a deserted island, I'd want a Bible with me. But I had to think about which one of my Bibles I'd want. (Seriously, how blessed are we to live in a time and place where we can own multiple copies of God's Word?) I would take my NLT Note Maker's edition.
I've had this Bible for more than 10 years, so much of my spiritual journey is chronicled in it. I'd be able to look back at where I'd been, as well as continue to write about I learned, which, on a deserted island, would probably be a lot. (So we'd have pens, too, right?)

2. Meant to Be Mine
Surely I'd need something entertaining. I've read Becky Wade's Meant to Be Mine twice now, and I think I could read it many more times without becoming tired of it. While Lori Wick's Sophie's Heart will always hold a special place in my heart, I think Meant to Be Mine has taken its place as my all-time favorite book. It's such a great romance! (See my review.)

3. Family Medical Guide
At first, I thought that I wouldn't want this particular edition of the Better Homes & Gardens Family Medical Guide, seeing as it's copyright 1973, but when I mentioned it to a coworker, he said that much of the info, especially in the first aid section, would probably still be useful ... and the other stuff could be really entertaining.

This book belongs to my parents, and I used to pour over it as a child. For some unknown reason, this page was my favorite:
Maybe I subconsciously knew that I would have loads of digestive difficulties throughout my life!

Regardless, I know I would want a medical reference on the island, as I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have access to my friend (sometimes frenemy) Google.

So there's my list. If you had to choose three books to take to a deserted island, what would you take?


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