I reached the golden years of my own life. How strange...
lots of fun. In the winter months I'd move back to the house.
One of the things we did every Saturday or so was visit what was called "The Barn Sale," located right outside of my home town of Waco. It was here and at Goodwill stores across the area where I began buying books. History books was one of my favorite subjects, in addition to biography books. We also traveled the countryside looking for yard and garage sales.
"This book presents a word picture of my Christian experience from the time of my youth, but more especially during the past decade." With these words, John Allen Saul introduces the reader to These Gracious Golden Years, a treasure chest of verses, meditations and inspirational thoughts.
It's not that this book is worth a lot of money because it's not. But it's more to what the book says to my heart, now that I've become old enough to appreciate it. In my 50's and most of my 60's, I did not understand what it would mean one day. I shuffled this book back and forth, never reading it, but always pondering its old age.
The First Edition was written in 1958 and the second in 1964--and perhaps this is the fact that recently struck me, that I was 8 years old when the book was first published, and 14 on it's second round. At 14, I had just entered high school, and that was such a long time ago. For this book to end up in my hand at 70 is quite remarkable, don't you think?
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