I am a bargain shopper to the core. There are only a few items that I own that I have paid full price for. Sadly, Bolivia isn't big on sales. HOWEVER, yesterday there was a GARAGE SALE here! A giant one in our school gym! And my big find was....three great books for 10Bs. ($1.40)!!! I'm really excited about two of them.
First, I got a book by a famous Latin American theologian, Samuel Escobar. I first heard of him from Ruth Padilla, a speaker at Urbana 09 last winter, and I've been hoping to find one of his books for cheap. Can't wait to dig into this one, but I'll have to wait awhile until I finish a few on my shelf.
The other book I can't believe I found is by Helen Roseveare. A missionary to the Congo, she lived through things I can only praise God I have never had to face. But these things strengthened her faith in a way that mine will probably never be. I couldn't wait to start this one, so I read the preface last night. So far so good!
I'll let you know how these treasures turn out. Yay for garage sales!