Saturday, January 30, 2010

Books and Coffee Beans

"You've got to create a space in which reading can take place, where you have your stuff."

Here is a great little video tour of Dr. Al Mohler's personal library. When I was a student at Southern Seminary, I got to see his library, but since that time, much work has been put into arranging and cataloging it. In the video he provides a great tip for keeping your books in their best shape, which consists of keeping roasted coffee beans in the study! He also provides a great summary towards the end of the importance of the pastor's library and the conversations it provides the pastor with theologians from today and from the past.

Al Mohler - Study Video from Together for the Gospel (T4G) on Vimeo.

[HT: James Grant]


  1. Great stuff.

    ...the only thing missing was a Gentlemen's Reading Room with a stocked humidor :)

  2. Ooooh, that's lovely! I wish, I wish! But Dr. Mohler is right to point out that it's really not the aesthetic effect of all those books, it's what's in them.

    I wonder if he has a Bible section, near his sermon-writing desk perhaps, full of all sorts of translations in all the relevant languages. I'd imagine so!