La la la la, la la la la Lecys world!
If you think I'm a cool kid then you've come to the right place. If you don't think I'm a cool kid you've also come to the right place. You're opinion may change soon. Just warning you.
Well, tonight I thought I'd let you all in on a secret. It's not really a secret. But I thought I'd let you in anyway. I'm going to tell you about all the people who have inspired me throughout my life (so far). Most of whom are Authors of cool books that you should all read.
Let's start with C. S. Lewis. He's dead now. In fact, most of the people I'm going to write about are. But I grew up with my mother reading his Narnia series to me at bed time. Then when I was older I got to study them all and learn about how he subtly put Bible themes into them. Sometimes they weren't subtle, but still they were great books to study. I also think that since he was an Atheist when he was young makes his books all the more better since he had the experiences of an Atheist which meant he could write more clearly on certain topics. His favorite book that he wrote himself, "Till we have faces," is a really weird but good book. He writes in a pagan point of view to prove the pagan views wrong. It was a difficult book to study, but definitely worth it.
Next is Martin Luther. Not Martin Luther king, but the real Martin Luther. To me, he's one of the coolest people ever. He went against the Roman Catholic church, which back in the day was pretty much the center of everything (government etc). Imagine doing something like that! He was so passionate about Gods true Word that he didn't care if almost everyone was against him. All that mattered to him was getting the truth to people and stopping the corrupt church. Enough on him. If I keep going I won't stop. Trust me, the other day I wrote an essay on him just cause I wanted to. I'm not even a nerd.
J. R. R. Tolkien. Friends with C. S. Lewis. I must admit, I know very little about Tolkien. But I enjoy his books very much. If I do ever write books I'd want them to be as cool as Tolkiens.
George McDonald. A man who inspired both C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Sadly, I haven't been able to find any of his books to read yet. But I've read some pretty cool quotes by him. He had some flaws, but everyone does.
John Bunyan. Author of Pilgrims progress, possibly one of the greatest books I read as a child.
Charles Spurgeon is also ridiculously cool.
And the Apostle Paul. G. K. Chesterton, C. J. Mahaney, R. C. Sproul, and so many more.
I've just realized that the only people I've written about are Authors. But they aren't the only people who have inspired me or had a big influence on my life.
Vaulting has also had a big influence in my life. I've been vaulting for about 4 years now I think. And for the past 3 years it's been my dream to go to Germany and get really good and compete. My coaches and the people I train with inspire me.
My brothers inspire me. I guess some of them are pretty cool.. My sister also inspires me. When I was little she was the coolest person ever. Then she got married and abandoned me with five older brothers. But she's still cool.
My mum. I like her. She reads too much though. And it's a habit she's passed on to me.
My dad is cool too.
The coolest person ever though has to be Jesus. Without Him everyone would be damned.
I'm trying to think of people who inspire me that aren't Authors, but I can't think of anyone right now. So maybe I'll tell you who else inspires me when I think of them.
I'm quite tired now so I'm going to stop now.