At the weekend I visited a used bookstore and came away with:
- Richard Sibbes: Complete Works (vol 1)
- Charles Spurgeon: New Park Street Pulpit (vol 4)
- Augustine of Hippo: Confessions
- Sinclair Ferguson: Man Overboard
- Sinclair Feguson: Christian Life
- Louis Berkhof: Systematic Theology
Guess how much it cost me?
Book Aid in the UK
On the ground floor of the Barnard Castle store there were a couple of Bibles and Banner of Truth books and then the rest was a find it yourself A-Z by Author’s Name treasure trove. Not all the books were of as good stock as the ones I bought, but you can find many gems (many out of print). My friend found a signed copy of an Elisabeth Eliot book strangely enough!
When I went they were selling all the Banner of Truth volumes they had half price at Barnard Castle, so well worth a day trip.
Book Aid across the world
Whilst I was basking in the amazing deals I was getting, the lady who ran the bookstall informed me it was a charity. Christians in this country donate their used books to Book Aid and the large percentage are sent to areas across to areas where Christian literature is hard to come by (i.e India, Cameroon, Ghana) and are sold at affordable prices to pastors, laymen or seminaries.
The profits taken from sales in the UK go to help fund shipping etc. of these books overseas.
What an incredible ministry! It gives poor students like me quality Christian books and helps support ministries abroad. Pray for the ministry and support them by either giving your used Christian books or going and buying some more for your collection.