Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Reader's Diary #949- The New King James Version Bible: The Book of Micah
Speaking of Canada Reads, I thought the discussion of Indian Horse today was interesting. While no one used the words preachy, it was implied that the heavy handed message got in the way of the story. (I would agree, by the way.)
I'm reminded of that now when I think of the Book of Micah. Of course, I'm not suggesting that the intent of any of these Biblical books was to entertain, but Micah is mostly a message book and thus, not perhaps as compelling as books about whales, floods, or pits of lions. But I'm not a complete five year old. I did appreciate the messages about social justice and greed. If it was a novel, I'd be looking for more character development of Micah the man, but I can't fault the book for what it isn't or was never meant to be.