I take it he was visiting the local LifeWay store...?
Funny thing. Later on in this same story, the young man is hired by a LifeWay store in Dime Box, Texas. His first assignment is to display Benny Finney's latest book, "Don't Even Talk to Me If You are Totally Depraved".
All things to all men, suckers! I accept large amounts of currency in all forms, too! Just saying!