Here are 5 great tips to remember when buying books from Why Read a Good Book? by Jim Elliff:
- Buy only the best books since you will only read a few hundred in your lifetime. When possible seek a recommendation first.
- Don’t excessively fret over the price, since the cost of a book is always small if it impacts your life for good.
- Buy to preserve the truth for your family or some deserving friends or institution in the future, for they will inherit your library when you die.
- Never let the reading of books replace the reading of the Bible. Instead of one or the other, do both.
- Let a good book humble you and not make you proud, by seeking God in what you read.
And if you’re interested, here’s what I ordered tonight:
- Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 Volumes by Francis Turriten
- Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set by Herman Bavinck
- The Major Works of Herman Witsius, 5 Volume Set