Buying a Good Book

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Yesterday I went out to buy a good book. In fact it was THE Good Book. I have a paperback bible that I use frequently. I have taped the edge of the cover to keep it from fraying more than it has. The words have gotten much smaller over the years and I felt it was time to invest in one that I could actually see the words. But boy did the cost throw me! $30.00 for a bible. Gosh you go on retreat and sometimes they give you one. Was I going to pay $30.00 for a book that I had at home already, in fact several of them laying around the house?

We go out for dinner with friends or family and think nothing of a bill of $50 - $60. We go out to the movies and slap down $20 for tickets and another $12 for snacks and enjoy the next hour and half. So what about the cost of a good book? A book that is with you whenever you want, whenever you need it? Everyone should have one, one they trust, know and use daily. Yes, I slapped down the ole charge card and took home the new good book. I plan on using it every day. Will you?

Rosanne is on staff at the Office of Youth Ministry and has been involved in Youth Ministry for over 20 years. Rosanne coordinates the Steubenville Youth conferences. You can reach her at