Mike Freeman aka Pastor Topol, Caddy Pastor, Wordmonger, Mr. Fu, “Pastor-Doctor-Candyman-Mike”and other names less complimentary…I have pretty much had a lifelong love affair with books and reading and Word…I extend a simple plea: read more judge less love much
I live, eat, breathe, sleep, sweat words – and so what a huge blessing when I was asked to oversee Vineyard Boise’s bookstore (affectionately known as the BookCellar) back in August of 2006. I’m still pinching myself. If I needed additional evidence that there is, in fact, a God, I would need look no further than where I am.
Take. Read. Think. Live.
That’s the four word motto that sums up what I believe the BookCellar is all about. It’s a ministry serving the local body of Christ and beyond by getting good books into their hands and thereby, hopefully, getting good words into their mouths and into their minds and ultimately bearing the fruit of faith and hope and love in their lives. Of course, in picking up any book with a human author’s name on it, not every word is necessarily good and right and correct -which is why we need to learn discernment as we read. I have a simple standard in the books I carry in this store: if a book causes someone to think and thereby drives them to God, the Holy Spirit and Holy Writ to seek out the truth and to “prove all things” as Paul enjoins us, then it is a good book indeed. Francis Bacon said it well: “Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe or take for granted, but to weigh and consider.”
That’s my plea to everyone who passes through the BookCellar gates or that reads this page.
Come join me in my sweet spot.