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Two weeks ago I went into a used book store to sell some books and look at what they had in stock. While I was browsing the fantasy section, I came across a book-- The Name of the Wind. I was shocked to find that my eyes lit on it almost as soon as I went into the aisle. The reason It hit me was that I had just learned about this book from an online store that I came across while trying to find the only US distributor for a game I had just bought that week. The writer of that book was the person who created that organization and apparently that was the book he was most famous for. Before I left the aisle, though, a more shocking coincidence hit. I saw an out of place book on preaching in the section-- a non-fiction advice guide in the middle of the fiction area. I usually get dread picking these up because of the striking, well, coincidental messages I find in them. I was confident though that a how-to guide wouldn't have one. I was so wrong. The page I randomly opened to compared the Gospel story to fantasy and fiction yet how it was true. I tried to brush off the odds of how I would open to THAT page of the entire book as I set it down. I went back to that bookshop today and tried to randomly get the same result-- and I did not.
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Date submitted:Mon, 05 Jul 2021 04:05:22 +0000Coincidence ID:11366