5 Stars Out Of 5
Verily, a Good Book!
July 6, 2016
Shakespeare is not usually my cup of tea. Nor is the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Still, I've always been intrigued with Shakespeare. I've always wanted to be in the know- just never wanted to take the time to decipher what "Ye olde Englisheth" was saying. Maybe I should take a peek and see if Hostetler can help, I thought.
Indeedeth, I say, he dideth.
I've still got a long way to go, but The Bard and the Bible helped get me started.
In each reading, Bob takes a line from Shakespeare and a similar verse from the KJV, ties them together and weaves a knowledgeable snippet that gives insight into one of Shakespeare's works and the Bible. As always, reading Bob's writing is easy. His quick wit is obvious and appropriately placed throughout, giving the book a light feel for some deep subjects.
What I like most about Hostetler's work is his devotional question at the end of each day. They are appropriate to the referenced subject and provoked deep thought for me- the ultimate purpose of a devotional. Maybe he should write a book of daily devotional questions! I would buy it in a heartbeat.
I learned a lot about Shakespeare. I feel I've almost come to know some of his characters. I discovered his works can be fun, and even, dare I say, understandable? I even developed a better view of the KJV as a translation of the Bible. All in all, not bad results from a good read.