The rain outside is coming down in Biblical proportions. It's cold, dreary, and overall just a pretty awful day. What is one to do on such an awful day? Buy books!!!
The other day I thought to myself, "Self, I'd really love to buy Bacukham's new book, but it's so darn expensive." So I prayed as that great American theologian has taught us to pray (I'm, of course, talking about Joel Osteen) and asked God to be my magic good-luck charm that rewards me with material things (totally the point of Christianity, right?!). Sure enough, I went outside to look for a book in my truck and under my driver's seat I found a $50 gift card that I thought I had lost over a year ago! Surely this was divine providence.
I went to the bookstore on campus today and bought Jesus and the Eyewitnesses and had money left over to buy Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and some selected writings of Karl Marx (both required texts for my History of Ideas class...I'm not looking to become a Marxist Psychoanalyst). I have a few books on my personal reading list ahead of Bauckham's, but I may have to bump it up (especially with Chris Tilling's extended review almost being completed).