Monday, 24 November 2008

Page 56

Picked this game up from facebook. Give it a go for yourself:

Rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.

* Turn to page 56.

* Find the fifth sentence.

* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your wall/blog

* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


"There seems to be something very wrong here."

That is from a book called 21st Century Living...1st century wisdom.

It is in answer to the question "Is it morally outrageous that God inflicted punishment on an innocent victim?"

23 comments:

Steve Carlisle said...

"If vain spending of time, idleness, unprofitableness in men's places, envy, strife, variance, emulations, wrath, pride, worldliness, selfishness (1 Corinthians 1) be badges of Christians, we have them on us and among us in abundance."

Taken from "The Mortification of Sin in Believers"By John Owen in the volume edited by Kapic and Taylor titled "Overcoming sin and Temptation"

No, its not showing off, its for real, the next closest is a Dora colouring book.

Anonymous said...

"They would rather have done that than anything!" from The famous Five

RodeoClown said...

"You will see the list of users in the right pane, as shown in figure 5-4"
- Professional Apache Tomcat 5


Not particularly profound :)

Luke said...

"Allowing for a degree of legitimate hyberbole, it was true that whereverthe church had spread, the news that there were Christians in the capital had spread also." page 56 fifth sentence of 'Romans' BST by John Stott (It was next to the computer.)

Chris Little said...

"(By the way, there never was a case of razor blades being distributed in apples on Halloween; it is just an urban myth.)"

Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely.

Tim Allen said...

"At this second point, the medium is said to be at "field capacity", and biofilters are typically operated with water contents at or near this value."
from "Biofiltration for Air Pollution Control"

Anonymous said...

"So the woman took the baby and nursed him."

From Exodus chapter 2v9. It was the closest book, a near run thing with the Sunday Services book. That would have been:
"Drink this, remembering that Christ's blood was shed for you, and be thankful."
GO figure?
Simon Elliott.

Andrew Barry said...

"Repetition is sufficiently important to merit special attention."

"Repetition is sufficiently important to merit special attention."

There I have put it into practice. Comes from the uninspiring ... Martin Kessler, 'The Battle of the Gods: The God of Israel Versus Marduk of Babylon' ... I haven't got to the end but I think that the God of Israel totally smashed Marduk.

Andrew Barry said...

'Jesus is the way to God'

- my seventh monsoon

Ruth said...

OOPS!!!! I accidentally commented under AB's name!!

Seventh monsoon was book nearest me...although I wanted to find what the next book's line was...so

"I don't want it to fall on her!" - Brisingr

(note to self: check who is logged in before commenting on someone's blog!)

Ruth said...

Lol - just saw that AB did comment on his computer elsewhere, around the same time!! ROFL!

thatgreatcity said...

They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children taking as plunder everything in their houses
Genesis 34.29

Wally said...

"In general, the work of the Study Groups is timed to coincide with scheduled WRCs and RRCs, with an international meeting of each study group usually occurring about once a year."
- National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook.

(That reads like it could be from any BoM or subcommittee guidelines... ;)

Campbell said...

"'And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glroy over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.'" Exodus 14:4

The Pook said...

"We are here in God's Presence so that M....... and F....... may be united in marriage."

From The Marriage Service - First Order in Worship (The Presbyterian Book of Common Order)

That book was equidistant with Day by Day with John Calvin but that was big long convoluted sentence I couldn't be bothered typing...

Mark said...

'Caught in a thunderstorm just outside of Stotternheim and fearing for his life, Luther vowed that if he was spared he would become a monk.'

from Mark Thompson's 'Luther on Despair' in The Consolations of Theology (Brian Rosner ed.)

Roger Gallagher said...

I'm here to try and make it as easy and pleasant as possible - you know I'll help, right?

Taken from "Falling Free" by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Miriam Foster said...

"Bette got up and left the room, to return ten minutes later by herself."

'The School at the Chalet', Tales of the Chalet School Omnibus, Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

Scott said...

"Applying Burtt's typology of religious philosophy to apologetics in particular, we may ditinguish four apologetic systems, which we have called classical apologetics (rationalistic), evidentialism (empirical), Reformed apologetics (authoritarian), and fideism (intuitive)." - Faith Has It's Reasons by Boa & Bowman

Nils said...

I, like the fool, am going to die.

- from Living on the Ragged Edge by Charles Swindoll

Julie said...

"Whatever the glories of freedom's past causes, individual freedom has become a shadow of its former self."
"You: an introduction" by Michael Jensen

Anonymous said...

"Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth?"

Yes, well,the Bible, of course, and the next closest is Roget's Thesaurus.

John said...

Oh dear, The nearest volume to me is the tract "2 ways to live" which doesn't have 56 pages.

The second nearest is a Toshiba laptop User's Manual, which does have 56 pages, but no page 56 - the pages are numbered 1-1, 1-2, etc.

3rd nearest? Well, it says "So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness to be felt."