Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Reader's Diary #949- The New King James Version Bible: The Book of Micah

I haven't been too active on the blogging front lately. Somewhat preoccupied with work and Canada Reads rights now. I actually finished this one a week or so ago, but it's taken me until now to realize I'd not yet blogged about it.

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.

2 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Speaking of Canada Reads, I do believe you called it! Some day, they are going to come, hat in hand...

John Mutford said...

Barbara: Yes, I called the winner, but I got all the rest wrong.

As for hat in hand, I'm not holding my breath on that one!