What would you do if you had $1,000 extra in spare change and you couldn't put it into savings or give it to the needy - you had to spend it on yourself?
Over the past few years I keep thinking about this question for some reason - and my answer would be - I would spend it on books.
I don't know if my insatiable appetite for reading is realistic. I always want more books, but I can hardly keep up with reading the ones I already have. Maybe I also need to wish for more time in my life to read!
Don't get me wrong, I'm also a picky reader - I only want to read stuff that will be deeply impacting and spiritually transformative in my life. I pick what I read very carefully - and always try to keep my Scripture study and devotions of first importance before other books.
But I just love a good book.