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The Reader Who Skims Or Gives Up

A couple months ago, I was finally able to finish a book that rested on my book shelf and occasionally my nightstand for nearly a year. It wasn’t an awful read, but some chapters felt longer than the entire book itself. This caused me to lose interest and yes you guessed it, not pick it back up for the longest time.

When we skip ahead in a book we may be a little let down by what we find, or we miss an important detail that happened prior. We give up, we may miss an opportunity. Those sentences are what make the chapter and the overall book a whole. Every word, character, line of dialogue, pause of a comma, semicolon, etc. is vital to the book just as your breathing, thoughts, words and actions are critical to you.

Isn’t that how we as people are in general in life? Like the reader who grows weary of the chapter of a book, we as people grow weary of life. The current chapter appears to drag on forever, so we either set it to the side for a while or indefinitely, or we try to skip ahead.

You never know if your next chapter will be shorter, longer, happier, or sadder than the precious one. You just have to be ready and be prepared for whatever or whomever may come. At least there is a Narrator you can look to to guide you through the plot. What is the end of the story- resting, however fashion you choose or didn’t choose. The epilogue: Being awaken(who knows when) by the Narrator, who truly lives up to the word Omnipresent and Omniscient. Some are still wide awake when He comes, just as marveled as the reawakened.


By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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