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- Has a book ever brought you to tears? See all answers
- October 3, 2011 by PKHawk_again
- Books That Cause Tears to Flow
Actually, several different books which I have read were so touching that it brought tears to my eyes. It's been some time since I read them though, and I really do not recall the titles of most of the books or even the stories which affected me to the point of shedding tears. Usually though, they are true stories. I just remembered one such book: "A Boy Called It," written by David Pelzer, the survivor of a horrendous childhood. David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir devoted to one son, while treating David worse than even a monster would abuse a dog.
See http://www.davepelzer.com for more on this story. You can also look up lots more information on Google, by just entering either his name or the words, A Boy Called It.
However; The Bible and many Bible related books also relate many things in such a visceral way that one can also be so touched so that a person's eyes well up with tears, such as when you read in several Bible books, such as Matthew, Mark and John the events leading up to, and including the murder of the Son of God. It is very touching to really absorb what a totally innocent and perfect man endured so that mankind would have a chance to live forever, as was intended when God, through that same son, created mankind, perfect in mind and body, fully capable of living for an eternity on a perfect earth. Of course we all know how that perfection was lost, when Adam abused his freedom of choice and sinned against his Heavenly Father, eating from the tree which he was told not even to touch. The Bible says that while Eve was deceived by Satan speaking through the serpent, Adam had been told directly by God not to eat from or touch that one particular tree, or death would be the penalty, so he knew and chose to steal something which was not his to take, and he knew the penalty of his actions. Yet, they both ate from the tree which God had set apart as his own. It's not like they were starving and had nothing else to eat. God had given them all the other trees in the Garden of Eden from which they could eat to their satisfaction. That single act of rebellion has brought many rivers of tears to all humanity, and along with it, it has brought death to every person who has lived since then.
The love shown by God's Son, Christ Jesus, willing allowing his Father to transfer his life into the womb of Mary, knowing he would be despised, tortured and murdered, is heart wrenching, and yet one of the most loving displays of love ever shown, just so we would have an opportunity to a perfect, healthy and never ending life again, right here on a cleansed earth, free from sin and death, crime and pain, forever, in the near future.