To win a shiny, new copy of Jo’s recent book, Give us This Day Our Daily Grin – A Fun-Lovers Guide for Spiritual Living and Growing, a read and guide for both men and women, be the first to answer this short quiz correctly.
Don’t panic over the literary questions. You can find the answers on the internet.
This is open to readers worldwide. A big thank you to all of you loyal followers from the beginning in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia and the Middle East. God bless you.
A. The “Golden Rule” is generally paraphrased, “Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.”
Who was the original author?
- Abraham Lincoln
- Martin Luther
- Charles Dickens
B. Which novel is an allegory of Christ?
- Lord of the Rings
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- The Christmas Carol
C. What was the purpose of Jesus teaching with parables?
- To provide a “hook” to get the audience’s attention.
- Because he was good at it and knew a lot of stories.
- Because he was teaching hard concepts so he put it in words and pictures that the people would understand.
- Because he wanted them to remember his commandments and follow them.
D. In this fictional story of a poor cobbler in a basement apartment, he serves three sets of surprise visitors on a cold winter’s day—only to find out that Christ himself visited that day.
Who wrote it?
- Hans Christian Anderson ~ “The Little Cobbler”
- Sara Teasdale ~ “A Winter’s Night”
- S. Lewis ~ “Kindness to Angels Unawares”
- Leo Tolstoy ~ “Where Love Is, There is God Also”
E. This teaches the idea:
- Keep tea, toast and hot cocoa on hand because the poor will always be with you and may just show up. It would be a good idea to dust and vacuum, too.
- Whenever you show kindness and compassion for others, you are serving and pleasing Christ.
- Winters can be brutal and you may need to open your door to strangers.
- Be content in all your circumstances even when you are poor.
The winner will be announced next week. Happy holidays!
[Jo Russell is a Christian speaker, author of scores of articles, a half dozen anthology contributions, and her recent Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin – A Fun-Lovers Guide to Spiritual Living and Growing now in print and e-book on Amazon Kindle and other e-formats Smashwords. She is author of several other books, including award-winning Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? A Humorous Devotional for Women. Jo lives in northeast Arizona and writes a popular humorous weekly blog on her website, www.button-to-god.com.]