Books

Because I now have a home office, most of my books remain in boxes in my garage. I’m preparing to teach a class on young adult ministry next month at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Michigan, and scrambling to gather my notes before I go on vacation, I went to my boxes to find some books that I thought were in there. After looking through every box, I realized they weren’t there. What happened to all those books that once lined my shelves on this topic? Then I remembered–since I had purchased them with archdiocesan funds, I left them at my office when I resigned. It was the right and proper thing to do, of course–but it’s a pain in the neck now that I need them! Fortunately, I kept substantial notes from some of them (from the last time I taught a seminary course on this subject), but it isn’t the same as being able to pull the book off your shelf to see if there’s something else you want to add.