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Sometimes when you get through reading a book you feel like you’ve just spent a few hours with an old friend over coffee (or venti hot chocolate nonfat with whipped cream). That’s the way I feel after finishing Brian Humek’s Purple Ducks: Reflections on Why in the World We Want to Belong. It is not lost on me that this is actually the spirit of the book.
I placed the book on my ‘biography’ shelf because Brian shares so much of his interesting life with the reader. There were times when I laughed out loud and some times when I just had to sigh along with the author.
Everybody likes to be liked, and Brian seems to be the kind of person that makes people feel important when he is with them. This book is written from a Christian perspective, but I think that even someone who is not a believer would enjoy the nonjudgmental spirit of this book.
Brian wears his church of Christ heritage like a crooked hat, it might slip around a little bit but it’s boldly there! I think someone who is wanting to read some encouragement to deal with loneliness, fitting in, finding a mission in this life, or who just likes to read about the true life adventures of others will enjoy this book.
I hope I get the chance to meet Brian sometime. I kind of feel like we’re already friends. I appreciate his love for the ‘preChristians’ among us and the way he has followed his heart as he has followed Christ.
In a few days I’m going to give away two copies to readers of this blog. This book is only available as an ebook for your Kindle, so keep that in mind. If you’d like to be entered in the drawing, simply leave a comment!
Thanks Brian for an interesting read!
And thank you guys for stopping by.