But it's okay, because you were prepared for something like this. You had already told yourself ahead of time "if I were ever stranded on a desert island, the study resources I would most want to have at hand (other than the Bible) would be (insert favorites here)."
A few years ago, I put out an unscientific questionaire to other theological librarians, asking them what resources they considered to be indispensable. The results were posted online here. Some of the most frequently mentioned were The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church,The Encyclopedia of Religion, and a few others. Because new stuff is always being published, and more and more good material is being offered online (does your desert island have wi-fi?), maybe it would be a good idea to run this little survey again?
How about you - desert island or not, what are the resources you return to again and again; the ones you wouldn't want to be without?You never know when you'll need your favorites close at hand!
What types of materials is this for?
Who is the manufacturer?
Find the November 1953 issue of Luther Life ("Magazine for Lutheran Youth").
Name the swashbuckler they recommend.
Who wrote the article on being a Conscientious Objector?
How much did the magazine cost?