I finished

20 Sep

I finished reading ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns.’  Probably one of the best novels I have ever read.

Although the characters are fictional, the accuracy of the history and rawness of Afghanistan was incredibly eye opening. 

I was in High School when a lot of the things were going down in that country… Soviet Union being broken down, the Taliban taking over Afghanistan… and I didn’t really care about what was going on in other parts of the world.

Andrew once asked me what my “end” to reading books like this is.  My response was that reading books like this expand my world view and gives me compassion for hardship of women and others that are outside of my American bubble.

Please read this book.  Get a glimpse of what it is like to grow up in a war-torn country.  You will never view a middle eastern woman wearning a burqa the same again.  Let God give you an increased compassion for people who are different than you.

2 Responses to “I finished”

  1. Amazoman September 20, 2010 at 6:13 p09 #

    Amen.

  2. Angie September 24, 2010 at 6:13 p09 #

    Gonna get it! I already got and read and mailed off to another…the Tamar book you read! It was good too. Cant wait to start this one! Keep sending out the book recommendations!

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