I keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Where and When
And How and Why and Who.
From "The Elephant's Child" by Rudyard Kipling
What is the purpose of "Operation Actually Read Bible"
I want this blog to be a reflection of me, an extension of myself. That doesn't mean it's a me-me-me blog. But it does mean that it is okay if a post isn't explicitly bookish. I want to capture my life--the books I read, the music I listen to, the sermons and podcasts I listen to, the movies I watch--particularly if they're clean/Christian.
The books I read. I want to read the Bible. That's obvious I know. But true. This blog is primarily there to motivate me to actually read the Bible.
This means that every week I need to write a post with my progress reading the Bible. This isn't about me bragging saying look I was "good" this week. It's about me being accountable to someone. Even if that someone is an online stranger who has stumbled across my blog.
I also want the blog to have reviews of the Christian books I read--all ages. Fiction. Nonfiction.
Where can you find Becky’s reviews?
My reviews can be found on three websites primarily: Becky's Book Reviews. Young Readers. Operation Actually Read Bible.
My reviews can also be found on the Young Adult Book Central (YABC) site. (Blog)
When is the site updated?
I post daily to Becky's Book Reviews. I try to post three to four times a week to Young Readers. And I try to post three to four times a week on Operation Actually Read Bible. There are times I post every day on all three. But there are also times when I might not have posts ready to go for OARB and YR.
How do I choose what to review?
I am happy to accept review copies of Christian fiction, Christian nonfiction, Bibles, audio Bibles, audio books, Christian music CDs, Christian DVDs, etc. While I will review most Christian fiction--fairly and honestly but NEVER EVER EVER promising a gushing review--I am pickier on nonfiction. I'll only review it if I can honestly recommend it and find it biblically sound and for the edification of the faith.
Why did I create Operation Actually Read Bible? Why do I feel compelled to blog?
I love to read. I love to write. I love to discuss. I want to help promote reading....particularly the Bible and other Christian books. It is also immensely satisfying to do this. It helps me keep track of what I read. It helps me connect with a community of readers.
Who is Becky of Operation Actually Read Bible?
I am a Christian, a believer. One that loves to read. I've always loved the Bible. Loved reading it. And studying it. But I've never been consistent. At all. I might read the Bible for six or eight or ten weeks. But then again, there have been long periods of times when I haven't read the Bible at all. Years where I've only opened up the Bible a handful of times. It is the extremities of my passion that I'm trying to rein in. I'm not perfect. I'm not holier-than-thou. I just sincerely love God and want to blog about it!