Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Good Books

I heard once that you can tell a lot about someone by what's on their bookshelf. Apparently I am not the same person that I was before Ellerslie (no one ever is!) because ever since I came back my book collection has, without any conscious action on my part, taken on a whole new character. Stick around and I'll take you on a virtual tour of all my best books... well, almost all of them.

Exhibit A
One of the shelves of my dresser. Baby name books, assorted Christian books, my NASB and Precious Moments Bibles, miscellaneous journals, calligraphy books, and on the far right, the novel of novels, Scottish Chiefs.

Exhibit B
The it-didn't-fit-on-the-shelf stack atop my dresser. With the exception of The Believer's School of Prayer by Andrew Murray, these are all post-Ellerslie. The pink book is by a fellow student.

Exhibit C
My primary music collection. L-R: Guitar music folder, piano music folder, church worship team collection, Ellerslie song collection, hymnal. 

Exhibit D
My current bedside study stack. Because He Loves Me (thanks Kristen!!!), The Calvary Road, and the dual-service notebook. Also my very old KJV Bible.

Exhibit E
The best for last! This stack goes upstairs and downstairs every single day, minus the concordance. My NKJV Bible, Journal, and mechanical pencil are my best friends. More of Jesus!!!  Books that point to Him are worth giving thanks for.

PS: You know how there's always somebody who misses picture day and doesn't get their pretty face included in the yearbook? Well, here too. Not pictured: Rees Howells - Intercessor, and my Ellerslie Session Notes.


  1. I love this. Taking pictures of your bookshelves and explaining them is a great idea, I wish I'd thought of it! ;-)- I may do something similar...I will credit you with the inspiration.

    I noticed you have two copies of Elisabeth Elliot's "Passion and Purity"...must be a good book! One for the car, one for the house? ;-)-

    I was going to ask you if you've read Rees Howells: Intercessor and then lo and behold you mention it in fine print. You'll have to tell me how it is.

    Good news: I got a job at Barnes & Noble!!! And, additionally, I recently applied for a job at a library that would pay me more than double what B & N would. So, pray I get the library job! But if not, I'll still be happy with Barnes & Noble. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Lol I got the idea from my friend Julianna so I can't take any credit for it. The reason I have two copies of P&P is because I bought it for myself, and then my mom tells me she already had a copy I could have. I'll probably give away the newer one sometime. It is an extraordinarily good book - Elisabeth and Jim Elliot are my heroes.