Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christ is Risen!

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; or as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Christ is Risen!! Alleluia!!

May your Sword Stay Sharp,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Enemy Brothers (and sister!)

Yesterday I finished the really interesting book Enemy Brothers, though not without a few 'complications'.
Its about this young RAF officer in WWII who's brother was kidnapped by a German woman about 9 previous of the start of the book. The brother, Tony, who was around 2 years old at the time, was taken to Germany and raised in the German fashion and when old enough attended rallies etc in support of Nazi Germany eventually becoming one off the Hitler Youth. Anyhow, long story short, Tony, growing up being called Max gets captured by the English and meets up with Dym (The RAF guy) though Tony believes himself to be of  pure German heritage. Dym then, after much careful thinking and several clues discovers that Max (a.k.a. Tony) is his younger long lost brother Tony. Tony is then taken into Dyms custody and lives at Dyms childhood home with many of Dyms relations and also several borders living there, Dym visits every few weeks when on leave. Tony is disgusted at being held a prisoner by the "Mad English" and has the grueling task of waiting at lest till the end of the war till he can to return to Germany and Dym has the grueling task of persuading Max that he is not Max Eckermann but really Tony Ingleford.

I was a little over halfway through till Vellvin thinks "oh that looks like a cool book lets read it" and thus for 2-3 days every now and then it would be 'stolen' from me until I recovered it from the 'theif' and then a argument would begin on who was rightful to have the book. Then one of us would get it then it would be stolen......etc.  Finally I finished it and  randomly picked a new book of the shelf last night "The Reb and the Redcoats" and coincidentally it is by the same author as Enemy Brothers!!
The comforting thought is that Vellvin has already read it!!!!

May your Sword Stay Sharp,