We have just returned from a two-week road-trip, exploring the beauty of South Africa. The power of the Augrabies, Falls, the aridness of the Northern Cape, the majesty of folded mountains and the immense variety of our flora, all proclaim the majesty of God and left us wondering in breathless awe. Words are inadequate; sometimes we just had to stand silently and drink it all in.
We also had the privilege of wandering through the Addo Elephant National Park, where the first sign we encounter is: “Dung beetles have right of way.” In this park the dung beetles are certainly kept busy! Their work piles up at the rate of knots and they just keep at it, diligently doing the work God has assigned to them. No strike action; no complaints! On the other end of the size scale, we thoroughly enjoyed watching the elephants too. What a blessing to witness God’s eternal power and divine nature evident in his creation!
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- College orders: I have written to most colleges asking for their lists of books needed for next year. Thank you to all lecturers and librarians who ordered in good time. Most orders for college texts have been placed, but if you still need texts for next year, please order as soon as possible and I’ll see what I can do to get them in time. If your students have to buy directly from us, please still let us know what we need to have on hand for them. In the past we have had students who pop in to buy their books because that have been told that we carry them, but we could not meet their needs as no lecturer had informed us what to buy in for them. We want to try and avoid such disappointments again.
- No ‘on account’ transactions: We have had a couple of misunderstandings recently where customers have been waiting for their parcels, but we are waiting for payment. We apologise for lack of clarity here. Many years ago, we stopped operating ‘on account’ transactions. We just spent too much time chasing up unpaid accounts. The admin load for the shop is big enough without having to spend extra time chasing money (besides, it’s such an unpleasant task reminding people to pay what’s due). So, just as walk-in customers pay their bill and take their books, postal customers too must pay their bills before we post. Consignment stock for book tables and shops with 30-day accounts are the exceptions by prior arrangement. We have carried all this information in previous newsletters, but that was many moons ago. We repeat it here to avoid any future misunderstandings.
- No cheque payments: We no longer accept cheques as the cheque deposit fee at the bank is outrageous!
- Advance notice of year-end closure: our last day of business this year will be Friday, 22nd December. We will re-open on Monday, 8th January 2018.
- Year-end sale: our annual sale will be from Saturday, 25th November till Saturday, 9th December. Sale books will include some old or out-of-print books, some specials bought in for the occasion and a variety of good old faithfuls marked down. Once again, we will mark sale books with a ‘$$’ sign at the end of the title on our system. This way out-of-towners can benefit too by searching our web site for sale books; simply enter $$ in the search block. More details when we are organised!
- Pray About Everything, Cultivating God-dependency by Paul Tautges. Paperback; 128pp; R115.
- Christ Alone, The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters by Stephen Wellum. Paperback; 352pp; R175. This is another in the Fives Solas Series published by Zondervan. Grace Alone by Carl Trueman has also just come in. Paperback; 272pp; R170.
- The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom, A Theological Introduction to the Wisdom of Israel by Tremper Longman III. Paperback; 336pp; R325.
- Dictionary of Christianity and Science, The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science by Paul Copan and Tremper Longman III. Hardcover; 704pp; R595.
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