The following post is taken directly from my hand-printed Reader's Journal. I will be sharing these reflections each week on the Rivera Runs Through It blog. The date at the end of each post is the date of the original writing, which is typically the date I completed the book. The reflections are short, but represent my initial reactions to a book, a brief summary of the book or the questions it raised for me at the time. I hope you enjoy this segment in my blog and feel free to comment on what you read here.
EXODUS from GNT My Book --God
I was really looking forward to reading Exodus since it detailed the story of Moses' life, but, in the end, I am disappointed. The story was all there, but it was so short. I feel like I'm reading Cliffs Notes. I felt myself re-reading chapters to ensure I didn't skip anything (I didn't). Then in place of all of the catalogs (from Genesis), this book has detailed instructions for building the Tent of the Lord's Presence. I now move on, hoping to find all the great Biblical stories I always heard about.
To read about how I ended up with this particular version of the Bible, check out my Genesis Reading Journal entry from last week.
What matters more to you - the story as it is first told, or what endures after?