Sunday, February 15, 2009

About Me

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!


Christian Books said...

Great post. Definitely going to start following your blog.

sal said...

Nice and cheerful blog. I'll link yours to mine =)

Judith said...

Thank you, Becky! I am a stay-at-home retired Christian that misses interaction with my Christian brothers and sisters. I just ordered a new Bible (in Large Print) and getting excited to start devouring it's pages and our Lord's words.
My daughter found your website and e-mailed me the link. Thank you so much for having the faith to follow that "still voice" that prompted you to share on-line.

Kathryn Albright said...

I just stumbled across your blog. Can't decide which challenge to join--there are so many here that will help me grow as a Christian--but I am definitely going to follow.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad I found you! I love the ABC challenge and I'm going to try to implement that with my kids this summer. Reading your blog wants to get me to forget everything else and just read read read! I am the director of our church library and love reading Christian fiction, so I hope to use your site for reviews, etc.