Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thoughts on: Mockingbird Parables

I've always enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird, so when I saw The Mockingbird Parables by Matt Litton on Tyndale's blog site I was quite interested and requested to read it. Plus, the cover art is really pretty.

It is actually a fun little, thought provoking book. I was fun to read alone, but I can easily see this used in a small group, reading To Kill A Mockingbird and using the chapters from this book for discussion. To give you a feel of the topics let me mention some of the chapter titles:

The Parable of Boo Radley: Discovering Our Divine Mysterious Neighbor
The Parable of House Fires and Church Collections: Our Responsibility to Care for our Neighborhood
The Parable of Atticus Finch: The Model of Christian Courage
The Parable of The Missionary Tea: Our Responsibility to the Global Neighborhood Begins at Home

These are just some of the chapters in the book, and the author does a delightful job guiding through the ideas presented. The one thing that I disagreed with was the chapter The Parable of Scout Finch: The Role of Women in Faith simply because I have different views, but overall I enjoyed the book and could see it perfectly suited for a small group, but if you are a To Kill a Mockingbird fan, I bet you'd enjoy this book even without having others to discuss it with. It is 240 pages that are fun to read and complement the book nicely. I enjoyed it and think anyone who loved To Kill a Mockingbird will too. If you've not read To Kill a Mockingbird, you really should! It is the 50th anniversary and as of this posting, you can order a hardcover version through Amazon for only 14.71 (normally 25.00) Or a paperback version for even less.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I received this book free from Tyndale Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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