I was recently nominated by Holly from My Reel Life for the Liebster award. Thank you, Holly!
(Here is Holly’s explanation: One blogger nominates eleven other bloggers for the award, then those eleven nominate another set of bloggers for the award! It keeps getting passed around, allowing bloggers to get their blogs out there! The award is a badge that you put on your blog for all to see. )
1 -Thank the blog that nominated you for the award.
2 – Answer the questions they gave you.
3 – Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award, and give them 11 questions to answer.
Here are the questions from Holly — a lot of them turned out to be very hard to answer, but a lot of fun too 🙂 Sometimes I couldn’t decide on a *top* favourite, so one of my favourites will be there instead.
1. What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?
I think it has to be a choice between Psalms and the Gospels. Psalms is full of snapshots of encouragement, and the Gospels are full of the awe-inspiring love and wisdom of Christ in every situation He encountered.
2. What are your top 3 books (beside the Bible)?
Another hard question! I will list the first three books that spring to mind as ones that I really enjoyed, need to read again, and would pack for a desert island trip! 🙂 Morning & Evening (Spurgeon), Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything (Steve DeWitt), and hmm… an action-adventure would be nice but I can’t pick just one! If I had to grab one in a life-and-death situation … maybe The Coral Island (Ballantyne).
3. What is your least favorite food?
I’m not fond of Heinz baked beans (popular here in the UK), but they usually taste better than I remember.
4. What is your favorite dessert?
Almost anything involving chocolate 🙂 Brownies, blondies, mousse … or the slabs with interesting additions.
5. If you were able to travel back in time, what time period would you go to?
Early Victorian or 1930-40s
6. What is your favorite holiday?
[Fun fact: In British English, ‘holidays’ is a word most commonly used for vacations.] Christmas has always been a special time for me and my family as together we celebrate the birth of Christ. I know many Christians don’t celebrate Christmas, and that’s fine too 🙂
7. Apple or Samsung?
8. If you could meet anyone from the Bible, who would you want to meet?
The Lord Jesus! To listen to Him ‘in person’ and watch Him interact in real time with people would be amazing. But I really look forward to meeting and talking to all of the ‘heroes’ of the faith.
9. What is your favorite blog to read?
K.M. Weiland’s Helping Writers Become Authors; there is a lot of good writing advice and encouragement to keep learning the craft.
10. Absolute favorite soundtrack from a movie?
John Powell’s How to Train Your Dragon is very good. However, it tends to depend on what writing project I’m working on; every now and then a new ‘favorite’ pops up as I listen to the best tracks from different soundtracks. (For example, Prince of Egypt has some great ones.)
11. Kendrick brothers (Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous and War Room) or Erwin Brothers (Mom’s Night Out, Woodlawn, and I Can Only Imagine?)
Hmm… both 🙂 Flywheel and I Can Only Imagine (since I saw that recently)
Now it’s your turn! Instead of nominating 11 other bloggers, I’ll leave these questions here and if you want to answer them in the comments, feel free to do so. If you have a blog, consider yourself nominated for the award and answer them there!
1. What was the last book you read that you would recommend?
2. Do you ever read non-fiction for pleasure (not schoolwork)?
3. What is the farthest-from-home place you’ve traveled? (That doesn’t mean you have to say where you live.)
4. Do you prefer e-books or ‘real’ books?
5. Do you procrastinate?
6. What do you want to do when you grow up?
7. If you could choose anything, what would you eat for supper tonight?
8. What’s one ‘scary’ thing do you want to attempt before you die?
9. Store-bought or homemade pizza?
10. Do you prefer to read the book before you watch the film based on it, or the other way around?
11. If you were stranded on an island, which three fictional characters or real-life people (current or historical) would you pick to help you get back to civilization?