Sunday, September 9, 2007

Area student (?) sells professor's book

Sometime last year I lost my prized copy of John Goldingay's Models for Scripture (Eerdmans, 1994; repr. Wipf & Stock, 2002). I read a library copy five or six years ago, found it very helpful, and periodically recommend it to others who have questions about the authority of Scripture. When Wipf & Stock brought it back into print, I was excited to get a copy of my own.

But then it disappeared. I had some vague recollection of loaning it out to someone, but I couldn't remember whom. After several unsuccessful attempts to locate the book--including an email to all the faculty at the college--I gave it up for lost.

This morning in church a senior student and John Goldingay fan informed me that he had picked up a copy of Models for Scripture at a garage sale, noticing after he bought it that it had my name on it. So I'll get my book back and be more forthright about recommending the library's copy in future. Now I need to find out whose garage sale it was...

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