Booking Through Thursday asks: "Of the books you own, what’s the biggest category/genre? Is this also the category that you actually read the most?"Most of the books I have at my house fall into two categories: (1) theological books, and (2) books about women. Yes, these are the books I actually read the most.
Theology: I have a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in philosophy and religion, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree in theology, and worked on a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree; I taught Religions of the World at Chattanooga State; I am an ordained United Methodist pastor, retired; and I have written a Bible study on Genesis: Soap Opera with a Twist. So theology and religion is my primary area of expertise.These two categories make up the majority of the books I own. Books I read to relax aren't necessarily ones I care to own, so usually they are borrowed from the library or traded at a used book store.
Women: Before that, I taught managers EEO compliance — specifically racism and sexism — and I am now writing a book about Women Unbound. That means I read lots of books about women, both fiction and nonfiction. So women and the issues we face is another of my areas of expertise.