The nearest book to me right now happens to be the second book of a trilogy… page 123, second paragraph, three sentences:
“Concierge’s desk,” said a pleasant voice which did not sound Oriental; it was probably Indian.
“Am I speaking to the concierge?” asked Webb.
“You are, sir.”
Hey, it’s a meme… I’m sure y’all have more profound random sentences than these. Consider yourself tagged — that’s right, I tag the whole Internet, mmmwwaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
YAY … / … He reads fiction and enjoys it.
Rock on, Bro. M …
by Frank Viola and George Barna
“Along with these mind-set changes came a new vocabulary. Christians began to adopt the vocabulary of the pagan cults. The title ‘pontifex’ (pontiff, a pagan title) became a common term for Christian clergy in the fourth century.” -page123
“The lack of interest in stating theories in empirically verifiable terms apparently has two causes: (1) a high percentage of the issues in Christian-education theories (e.g., the need to be reconciled to God) are metaphysical in nature and not open to verification through empirical findings to the degree that hypotheses in other areas are; and (2) the field of Christian education has not encouraged its theorists to subject their ideas to empirical tests. It is hoped that these theorists will begin to have the courage to state the empirically based portions of their ideas in scientifically verifiable terms.”
Christian Education and the Search for Meaning
Dood, you are prophetic … well, at least your meme is. Sorry there were only two sentences. But then, how many Christian books fall short of the mark? Guess that’s inherent in the nature of the theolo-praxologies and etcetera.
First of all, I have read all three Bourne books (a couple of times)…which is why I won’t see the Matt Damon movies, since they are not even remotely like the books…
But I’m reading Clinton E. Arnold’s “Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians” page 123, paragraph 2, last 3 sentences (you didn’t say which 3, did you?)
“It cannot be assumed that the fears of these converts about the evil spiritual realm were immediately allayed by their new-found faith. It would also be erroneous to assume that their conversion to Christianity would have brought about a complete forsaking of all their former means of protection from the hostile “powers.” Even if many (or the majority) of Christians did totally turn aside from their former apotropaic practices, some at least would have faced a great temptation to combine their Christian faith with magical techniques.”
This is was so funny yesterday when I read it. Ended up being somewhat “leading” for me.
Yes, I agree that they are different stories…but it is quite misleading to those who have been fans of the books for years to get what feels like a “bait and switch”–especially since Ludlum is Executive Producer. I understand that the books would be fairly impossible to make into movies, thus the making of “different but similar” movies. Maybe I’ll give them another chance, now that I know the drill.
This meme is spreading like, hmm, a virus! I’ve been tagged by two others already.
P.S. on Bourne … umm … would that be Bourne Again?
Anyway, for a different take that seems closer to the books and that keeps The Condor, try the TV mini-series of *The Bourne Identity,* starring Richard Chamberlain and Jacklyn Smith.
Anyone read any of the Bourne add-on novels by Eric Van Lustbader, authorized [an odd term] by the late Ludlum’s estate, to carry on Jason’s story for a few more volume of *The Bourne …* Legacy, Betrayal, and forthcoming Sanction.
Please, please, someone do another trilogy with Matt Damon, one of the best actors of his generation! And, could we, like, request a sequel or prequel to *Stuck on You* please?
Yes, I have the DVD of the Chamberlain/Smith mini-series. It at least tried to tell the story…and did a pretty good job of it. I will have to wait until I have more time for “fun” reading before I look us Van Lustbader’s add-on trilogy.
I remember feeling a bit cheated with the screen adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Clear & Present Danger — one of his better novels but it wouldn’t translate to the screen. I was quite annoyed until I couldn’t recognize the book in the movie anymore, then I just sat back and watched it as a different story… which helped.
My wife was going to track down the first of the add-on novels at the library, but she hasn’t read it yet. I’ve got another book-and-a-half to go before I get there. Anybody read any of the non-Puzo books in the Godfather series?