Odd Experience

Kris is a big fan of our local library and prefers to order books on her computer and get the books at the small pick-up window at the library. Yesterday on our way to a family gathering Kris told me she needed to pick up a book so we drove by the library.

I gave the attendant, a woman with a lovely English accent, Kris’ library card, she searched her files, found a book and then gave it to us, closing up the window… but Kris said immediately, “This isn’t the book I meant to pick up but an even more recent order.” So we buzzed the attendant to inform her of the story.

Kris said, “The book I thought I was picking up is called A Woman Called, a title that struck an unusually familiar note with me. The attendant struggled finding the book, but found it, and as she grabbed it I saw the cover, leaned over to Kris and said, “Dear, I wrote the Foreword to Sara Barton’s book … we’ve got a copy at home.”

Wow, we laughed. Kris told me, after just beginning the book, the Introduction to this book is good … and your foreword is good too!

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • Mike M

    A post with no comments? I feel bad, so: either a tremendous coincidence or a terrible lack of communication. I’m thinking the latter but hoping for the former.


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