My favorite room to investigate when I visit someone’s home is their library and/or study (provided I’m allowed to do so without being too nosey). I find that such a room says so much about a person. My little makeshift study in my home is my favorite room in the house (though it is occasionally hijacked and turned into the laundry room or the Food Network viewing room). I’ve also written here about John Baillie’s study. What an amazing place of peace, intimacy with God, study, fellowship and ministry it must have been.
As providence would have it, I was considering just last week sharing that post once again as part of a larger post on various libraries and studies throughout history, but I never quite got off the ground with it. Well, the good folks at The Art of Manliness have put together an impressive list of The Libraries, Studies, and Writing Rooms of 15 Famous Men. They did all the work for me (and far exceeded anything I would have done). You really must check it out!
And while you’re coveting your neighbor’s library and study, take a look at this list of 14 Famous “Man Rooms,” also put together by The Art of Manliness. And finally, please check out this great post on A Man’s Library by Douglas Wilson at Vision Forum. (Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.)
Here’s to dreaming dreams and to reading good books.
The Lord bless you,