Is there such a thing as too many books?

I may have overdone it.

I devour books. Not literally of course. But I love to read.

Recently on my birthday, I was given gift cards and cash earmarked specifically for books. And like a shark on a feeding frenzy, I couldn’t control myself when I went shopping. Now, I have a rather intimidating stack of nearly a dozen books. And not just small books either. Some are in the 400-700 page range:

  • Dialogue Concerning Heresies by Thomas More
  • Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (1John-Revelation) by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch
  • 101 Questions and Answers on Deacons by William Ditewig
  • The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism by Louis Bouyer
  • Because God is Real by Peter Kreeft
  • Not by Scripture Alone by Robert Sungenis
  • Prove It! – Church by Amy Welborn
  • The Fathers by Pope Benedict XVI
  • Charity in Truth by Pope Benedict XVI
  • The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
  • A History of Apologetics by Avery Cardinal Dulles

This is like being given a giant dish of your favorite dessert and told that you can eat it all yourself. If you consume it too fast, you might get sick and never want to eat it again. But if you pace yourself, it will be oh so fulfilling.

Now, with which one shall I begin?

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One Response to Is there such a thing as too many books?

  1. jh says:

    There can never be too many books

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