The Significance of Reading
By Alexander Samuels
Those of you who frequent this blog know that I am a great fan of reading. I often recommend books that I hope you will consider reading. The majority of these books are, of course, Christian because I am interested in . . . deepening your relationship with Christ. Developing good reading skills is a lifelong process. My hope is that by familiarizing ourselves with various Christian writers, we become more knowledgeable in our reading of the Scriptures. One of the greatest problems in our churches is the "dumbing down" of Christianity because so many adults lack the reading skills to properly understand what the Bible is saying. Too many of our church members are put to sleep while reading its contents. John Piper recently wrote an excellent article titled "A Compelling Reason for Rigorous Training of the Mind."
Don't let the title frighten you. The article is only about a page and a half, so it is quick reading but a very compelling argument for the lifelong development of reading skills. Seriously, take a moment to click this link and read something that will challenge you in your Christian walk.