I have had the opportunity to Review Parables From A Carolina Farm By Lily Herndon Weaks. This is a fantastic book that offers short stories with bible studies. I really enjoyed the bible studies. I am love to learn and have been refocusing my religious beliefs and convictions. Each chapter is set up in parable, essay and bible study.
If you are like me you are wondering what a parable meant. Its a fancy word for short story. Love the word now. I like pretty words. Lily doesn’t disappoint in that aspect either. My husband and I read this together and we finished in two nights. It really is an easy read. I am going to highlight a few of my favorites.
My first favorite was Transform and Take wing. Well my last 18 months I have been transforming. I have becoming a new me.Lily illustrates this concept using a Caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. How true that is of our own lives. We all find a place to retreat and reflect. The bible study question for this was “do you really meditate on what Jesus has done for you? Is your life living up to the sacrifice he made?” page 145. I really thought long and hard about this and my answer was no I don’t. I think it time that I change this.
I really like the what bats taught me section as well. Though I am not a lover of bats I get what Lily was trying to get across here is that you can call for help and you will receive.
This book whether you are a Christian or not You can take these short stories and studies and apply them to your own life. Paul and I walked away with thoughts and questions that we hadn’t ever visited. Him coming from an Atheist background and me a Christian. We have opened the doors for discussion on the topics above and the others in the book. Our recent discussion of Do you take for granted the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross has got him thinking? Is what my wife thinks and believe wrong? Am I missing out on an opportunity to be with her for eternity if I don’t believe. I love that this book has got us both questioning our views but also talking about a subjects we avoid. The one thing we do agree on is this book has opened views and ways to explain what happens in life’s journey better to our kids.
I have only highlighted a few of my favorite aspects. I truly recommend everyone reads Parables From A Carolina Farm. You will walk away with a full heart and things to make you think and reflect on your own life. I know my family is better for reading this book.