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January 3, 2011

Evangelical update

So I managed to get to Evangelical this morning to get some good deals. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get many books on my list. There was a pre-sale on Wednesday and Thursday evening where I suspect a lot of the books went fast (Christmas probably cleared out a lot too). While they do carry a lot of great books, they don’t typically carry a lot of copies at one time. I was able to get a couple of ESV Study Bibles I wanted; a soft cover of The ESV Study Bible and a soft cover MacArthur’s Study Bible.

I was able to get a couple of books on my list but none of the one’s I most wanted to add to my library. Here’s what I did get.

    Knowing Scripture by R. C. Sproul
    Reason to Believe: A Response to Common Objections to Christianity by R. C. Sproul
    The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good by R. C. Sproul
    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (thanks for the reminder Dinky)
    Why I Am a Christian by John Stott

Interestingly enough, there were two gentlemen in front of me who purchased several commentary collections. Their total was a little over $1400. Considering the sale was equal to 50-55% off retail, they scored about $3000 worth of books. I believe they work/own another book store in the area called Adams Avenue Book Store.

While I didn’t get the big score I had hoped, I don’t feel too disappointed. After all, I’m not that big of a reader and hopefully those books I wanted ended up in the hands of someone who needed it more or could put it to better use. Either way, its in God’s hands and I trust we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.

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  • At 7:21 pm on January 4, 2011, Adonis commented:

    I’m not sure how IMVU is a relevant ad to this article.

  • At 8:08 am on January 7, 2011, archshrk commented:

    Well, I spammed my site with enough “Christian” posts to plaster my front page with Bible ads instead. We’ll see how long that lasts.

    Speaking of Bibles, I prefer the ESV and NASB translations with the NKJV in close third. What translation(s) do you like best?

  • At 10:53 am on January 7, 2011, Adonis commented:

    Haven’t seen a lot I don’t like.

    I prefer the more direct translations – interlinear even, to the ‘fast and loose’ translations like “The Living Bible”

  • At 10:57 am on January 7, 2011, archshrk commented:

    Even the Ebonics Bible and lolcat Bible?

  • At 11:14 am on January 7, 2011, Adonis commented:

    The Ebonics one is a little short (as are most ‘Programmer’s Bible’ etc).

    LOLCat, while complete, tends to be a bit of a ‘superficial translation’ – not only in character, but substance – try looking up any of the deeper/prophetic passages and you’ll see what I mean.

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