I have to admit that I have a weakness for books. Rarely a week passes without me buying one (or two, or three…) books of one sort or another. But thanks to Phil Groom’s bookshop blog, I’ve just realised that I have been wasting my money on books for a long time now.
As you can see from the image, the Collins Bible Companion is the “only book you need beside the Bible”. So I don’t actually need all of those commentaries, theology books, missionary books and what have you. Not only that, but I’ve wasted a fair bit of time going to Ikea to buy book shelves. This one book could sit on my desk and the rest of the floor would be clear.
I’m not sure if the Collins book would replace all of our history books, novels, cookery books etc. But presumably it would, if it is the only book you need!
I don’t actually know if the Collins Bible Companion is actually any good, but I am extremely unimpressed by the marketing hype. Can’t Christian publishers leave this sort of thing to the secular world?