On a desert island

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?

11 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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