My 10 Favorite Books of 2019

With 2019 drawing to a close, I’ll throw my best of list into the mix as well, so below are my favorite books that I read this year. 1. The Lord’s Prayer by Thomas Watson Technically, Watson’s treatment of the Lord’s Prayer is the third volume of A Body of Divinity, but it requires no …

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The Benefit of Big Books

No book has ever left me unchanged. Even bad books and good books that I find uninteresting enough to finish still manage to contribute something to who I am. I cannot interact with fresh combinations of words and the ideas that they represent without having my own mind shifted, at least slightly. I believe that …

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The Wonder of Reading

While reading through Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death again as I teach on media literacy, I was struck by his description of what is required of an individual in order to read a book. The entire book is worth reading, as it compares a print-based culture to a television-centered one, but the following selection, …

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2 Tips for Reading More Books

Reading, like exercise, is something that many people do sporadically, a small population is obsessed with doing it, and almost everyone grudgingly admits to needing to do more often. With search engines, online encyclopedias, and every kind of website imaginable, information is constantly at our fingertips. But with all of these tools, I still believe …

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Incarnation, Devotions, & Reading (Dec 23, 2016)

The Fullness of God Dwelled in a Womb An excellent devotional from Jared Wilson. 10 Ideas and 10 Tips for Family Devotions in 2017 Great thoughts! Less important than how you do family devotions is that you do family devotions. Dad, take responsibility for family devotions. Lead your family by leading them to the Word and leading them in …

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Reading, Indecision, & Ancient Pastors (Dec 9, 2016)

Here are a few articles from around the Internet worth reading this week. 2017 Christian Reading Challenge I'm excited for this. I began following Tim Challies midway through 2016, so I missed his 2016 reading challenge. But my wife and I are jumping on board this year! Those Books Won't Read Themselves So how about …

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How to Read a Book

  Read page. Turn page. Repeat. Sounds simple, right? Nope. It just so happens that most of us don’t know how to read a book. Fortunately, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren are there to help. Summary How to Read a Book by the two men mentioned above has the difficult task of addressing a problem …

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