Today’s question is, “If you were stranded on a desert island alone, and could only bring one book with you, which would it be?“
Can’t I bring my kindle? And a solar-powered charger? I could load it up with all kinds of books, mysteries, romances, classics. Imagine all the places I could visit, all the people I could meet if I had nothing to do but read? (And find food, and build a shelter, and tend a fire, but you get my point.)
Okay, I guess that’s not really a fair answer. If I could only bring one book, I’d have to choose the Bible. I wish I could say it was for some deep spiritual reason, nourishing my soul, developing a deeper relationship with my Father, and those are wonderful reasons, but not my primary ones. First of all, it’s long, and with hours and hours to read that’s important. Second, it’s so chock full of drama, wars, romance, betrayal, murder, miracles, friendship. There’s poetry, songs, visions, prophecy. It’s just an amazing collection of stories no matter how you look at them.
What book would you want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
Definitely the Bible. There are so many ways it can be read and interpreted. It has inspired so much other literature and other arts. No matter how many times you read it, you can always come away with something new.
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probably some huge anthology of short stories….i guess genre wouldn’t matter
A Thousand and One Arabian Nights – but don’t hold me to it! I might change my mind.
The Bible is a nice choice. There’s a lot going on in there. I would take a how to do stuff type of book so I could figure out how to build a shelter, make a fire, and catch some fish. Or perhaps I’d take some Calvin and Hobbes.
I don’t know how I’d answer this, but I’d want my Nook with me and my charger 🙂
I’m not sure what book I would go with, but definatly some kind of large anthology
Impossible to decide, so if ebooks are out it would have to be The Bible.
Great choice! It would be my choice as well.
Huh–I think being limited to one book would drive me to insanity. So maybe can I just ask for unlimited margaritas? 😉
As unreligious as I am, the Bible would probably provide a lot of comfort on a deserted island.
The Bible is a good choice. I’d want to bring along something spiritual as well. The Tao Tae Ching would be a good one too for inspiration.
I think I would have to go with a good survival guide.