I love books. Books are the reason that I began this blog in the first place. It has been my dream to accumulate enough readers in order to feed my book addiction. I love the way a new book smells; I love the unmarked and unsullied pages; I love to break in the spines properly. I love old books, too. I love the coffee stains, the pen and highlighter marks, the dogears, and yes, the smell. This is why I'm not so crazy about computer books. They don't smell right. Smell, as you all know, is very closely associated with memory. So if you can't smell the book, you can't remember what you are reading. A good test tip is to bring a small piece of page from the book you were supposed to be studying, if you get stuck on a question, sniff the page. It'll all come back to you I assure you.
In the two years that I have been pastor here at FBC Plaquemine, I have managed to make it through two books on Sunday mornings: Genesis and now Ephesians. Next stop is James! Ultimately, it was a toss up between James and Hebrews, but I had less commentaries in James so I went for it. Now, I have an excuse to spend more money on more books...hallelujah! What, you don't think that's a very spiritual way for a pastor to determine which book he will teach the flock from? Gideon had his fleece; I have mine. Mine happens to be connected to that book which I have the least commentaries for. Seems perfectly legitimate to me. Of course, I have almost zero commentaries for Leviticus, but I'm just not ready to go there yet verse by verse.
We Must Do the Impossible
4 years ago