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I was asked to read this book in joining an existing book club that had already been meeting for over 5 years. I did not join earlier as I am not a fast reader so what I spend my time reading is precious and I give the first fruits of my time to reading The Most Precious Book of All. This book is far-fetched with so much of the Corridor's strange actions explained away by the author's imagination that it just plain troubled me. References to "blood red," "bright lights," "scrolls," "an intelligence," and overall "death but being alive after-the-fact" goes against my faith in Jesus Christ. Please don't waste your time and certainly don't waste your children's time by offering this book to them. Give them a book which has a true biblical message that also enhances their vocabulary as well as their perspective on who the true "intelligence" is, Jesus Christ.

Brenda R Johnson, Amazon.com, Corridor by Robin Parrish 18 Comments [4/20/2017 1:37:33 AM]
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CrowFood

I studied Literature at a Christian university. We read more than the Bible...

Side note: combining queer theory with biblical allegory makes for fun papers

4/20/2017 1:50:30 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

In other words, don't read anything complex or confusing (except the Bible). You might end up scared, and who wants that?

Books are like food, in a way; if you don't get enough, your intellect starves.

4/20/2017 2:02:15 AM

Prager

If the only things you read are those that reinforce what you already believe, then you will never actually learn anything.

4/20/2017 3:36:23 AM

ChrisBP747

Sigh, how sad that you wish to limit your childs imagination this way. You know that not every fantasy story is trying to establish a religion, don't you?

4/20/2017 3:40:02 AM



If it is not your thing fine. But others might enjoy it and don't care about your faith as that's between you and Jesus

4/20/2017 3:51:30 AM

Ambulance Chaser

Yeah you really gotta watch out for those "bright lights." Very un-Biblical. Bright lights make Baby Jesus cry.

4/20/2017 4:43:29 AM

Mister Spak

"Please don't waste your time and certainly don't waste your children's time by offering this book to them. Give them a book which has a true biblical message that also enhances their vocabulary as well as their perspective on who the true "intelligence" is, Jesus Christ."

Give them Harry Potter books. They're more entertaining and have a better moral message.

4/20/2017 4:50:59 AM

Azereaux

Aren't bright lights (in the sky, burning bushes, etc), scrolls, life after death, and blood all in the Bible? Or have I been misreading it all those years?

Also, if the author's imagination is explaining things, that's called writing fiction. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the concept of the written word being used for something other than 'fact'.

4/20/2017 5:48:36 AM

Doubting Thomas

If you can't handle any material which isn't explicitly Christian, then maybe a book club isn't for you.

Seriously, she has a problem with phrases like "blood red," "bright lights," and "scrolls?"

4/20/2017 5:56:31 AM

Swede

I'm a fast reader, I read quite a lot, and have no problem with thick books. (I read HP and the Deathly Hallows in less than two days when I first got it.)

I haven't been able to get through the Bible yet. I get mired down in all the begat's and can't get any further. Next time I try, I will start after that part...

References to blood being red goes against your faith in Jesus? Jesus told you blood ought to be blue, or what?

The book club is reading children's books?

Give your children the Harry Potter series to read. If they like them, they will certainly not waste their time reading them. The books have sort of a Biblical message; the fight between good and evil, even within ourselves.

4/20/2017 6:06:23 AM

Frogflayer

The Most Precious Book of All

But best to give the wee ones one of these versions

4/20/2017 6:56:32 AM

Mister Spak

@Swede

"I haven't been able to get through the Bible yet. I get mired down in all the begat's and can't get any further. Next time I try, I will start after that part... "

I tried that. It gets worse.

4/20/2017 7:00:43 AM

Thinking Allowed

Yes I know irony meter, the Bible has all that too.

4/20/2017 7:48:07 AM



@ Swede:

It helps to remember the Bible isn't actually one book but rather a collection of documents written across a period of more than 1000 years. It isn't really meant to be read straight through. Some people read topically (for example by seeking out those portions of the Bible considered
'wisdom literature' such as Proverbs and Ecclesiastes). Those with an interest in personal accounts can look to Ruth and Job among others. Unless you have an interest in census data, there's little need to linger over the 'begats'; it's good to be familiar with the general content of books such as Numbers in part for those situations where people are looking to argue about what the Bible contains.

4/20/2017 8:08:10 AM

pip

Thanks 2044524 but you forgot to mention that it's full of nonsense.

4/20/2017 8:49:22 AM

Shepard Solus

I can see why talk of intelligence would scare you off but the rest just sounds like the Bible.

4/20/2017 8:54:06 AM

Denizen

"Give them a book which has a true biblical message that also enhances their vocabulary as well as their perspective on who the true "intelligence" is, Jesus Christ."

Considering some of the stupidity he does in the bible, I would hardly apply that word to him...or you for that matter.

4/20/2017 1:03:45 PM

Anon-e-moose

One question often asked of Oprah Winfrey, in a certain segment of her TV programme, was 'How do I join your Book Club?'

Her answer was simple: 'You already are.'

A certain quote by Groucho Marx springs to mind; is certainly very relevant, in your instance.

Certainly one which claims to be 'Open' to all people, yet be infinitely more exclusive than, say, the Garrick, or Hurlingham. At least these gentlemen's clubs don't threaten anyone with eternal torture.

4/20/2017 3:37:41 PM

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