This morning I went to the book sale and returned a few hours later with over 50 new books for about £50. I didn’t have any amazing finds today, but I was able to pick up a number of titles that I will probably need in the future, for a fraction of the price that I would pay otherwise. I bought important works by Bultmann, Tillich, Fiorenza, Jeremias, Ruether, Moltmann, Cullmann, Aulén and Schweitzer, each for under £1 a volume. I also managed to pick up some other interesting titles at low prices: Gerd Theissen, The Gospels in Context; Keith Ward, God, Chance & Necessity; Richard Horsley & Neil Silberman, The Message and the Kingdom; Robin Gill, A Textbook of Christian Ethics; Ernst Haenchen, The Acts of the Apostles; John Polkinghorne, Science & Christian Belief; Rowan Williams, Lost Icons; Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Paul and the Stoics; Wayne Meeks, The Moral World of the First Christians and a number of others. Given the fact that a copy of Regan’s translation of Aquinas’ De Malo and John Barton’s Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study (set reading for next semester) also arrived in the post this morning, I am a very happy person this evening as I cover and catalogue them. I will probably return to the book sale again some time during the next week (having earned a little more money first…).
This morning Peter left for a week of Beach Missions in Llandudno (and suddenly all is quiet at home!). Llandudno is a seaside town in North Wales and is a popular holiday destination for many people from Stoke-on-Trent. Please pray that the Beach Team will know God’s blessing on their work and that the week will be a very special and memorable time for Peter.
Jonathan and Monika got two dogs this morning, after thinking about getting a dog for a while. The dogs are called Captain and Monty. They are very friendly, but Monty is still a little scared. I will leave you with a picture of Jonathan with the two dogs (unfortunately Monty is hidden behind).