Thursday, April 07, 2011
I liked this book. I thought the characters were interesting too. I think my favorite character was Frank. He was a cop that just wanted to do good. And love where he lived. There were a lot of reviews saying that it was too much referencing on the religious side. While reading I kept my eye out on it and didn't see too much. I'm saying things weren't jammed down our throats. Point, what are we without faith? Any kind of faith for that matter?
What if our conversations were recorded, the ones that we think are private? I know I wouldn't like it, to know that others will see what was said. It is a lesson to check yourself on what you say, how you say it.
In Listen it is said to be a dark and dirty secret. Time to listen than talk.
A lot of the bullying we see today is caused by harsh words. Maybe this web site that they had was a good idea, listen to yourself. Sometimes it doesn't sound nice. In this case life and death are in the power of the tongue. Are we defined who we are by our private conversations? Or are we who we are despite our private conversations? This is food for thought.
My thoughts on Listen. It says trust begins with words. If we don't watch what we say and how, I think we will never be able to live in peace. There will always be something that is said and done that hurts. If we continue to be not so judgmental I think we will eventually become that good person you don't mind calling friend, good neighbor, buddy.
I give Listen 4
Barnes and Noble says Customers who bought this also bought Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Caroll, A Case for Love (Brides of Bonneterre Series #3) by Kaye Dacus, Snitch by Rene Gutteridge, Hunter's Moon by Don Hoesel, Scoop by Rene Gutteridge