Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CHAPTER TWELVE: The one book that changed it all...

As a reader and a writer I think about the one book that changed it all. What do I mean by this?

I mean the book that will not let you go, the one that keeps tugging at the back of your mind and no matter how many years pass it is still there. I can think of a book that had this kind of pull on me, the book that to this day will wake me up or creep in as I sit down to dinner.

The book is "The Oath" by Frank Peretti.

I have always loved Frank's writing and as I move into a different stage of my life I find that Ted Dekker and Bill Myers hold new joys and thoughts in their writing, but something about the Oath will never leave me.

It is a simple story about love, mystery and the truth. If you want to look into the mirror of life and see what might be beyond and into your soul I would read The Oath. It is not a new book but to this day I find myself being drawn back to its pages, lost in the story and each time I find something new about myself.

This year think of a book that you must tell others about. One that you just cannot let go. Tell me about it, what is it for you?

May you all have a great Christmas and a happy New Year.


A college professor turns investigator after his brother is mauled to death. The popular suspect in the nearby town of Hyde River is a hungry grizzly. The professor, Steve Benson, specializes in bears. To his surprise,the evidence casts doubt on the bear theory. When Steve decides to stick around Hyde River to unearth the truth, he finds more than he expected. The citizens of Hyde River keep some old secrets, and they will take extreme measures to keep those secrets private from outsiders.


  1. I love this book, has to be the first "scary" booth I ever read. I remember sneaking into Karissa's room, knowing exactly where it was, grabbing it and running into my room to hid it. I'd stay up late reading it knowing I was "too young" be reading this (I think I was 10) and I couldn't put it down.

  2. You've just mentioned my 3 favorite authors! And when I read your books, I thought that your style was a lot like theirs. And that's a high compliment indeed :) Merry Christmas Aaron, to you and your family. God bless you all in 2011.

  3. So that's where it kept going off to ...Becky ;) Seriously that has to be my favorite thriller book of all time... the one that got me "hooked"

  4. I asked Becky if she needed to confess anything else... LOL 8-)