Why we don’t read

We have no leisure to read. It’s not a new excuse. Augustine, 1600 years ago said to himself as he began to wake up spiritually: Let us search the more diligently, and let us not despair…  until the clear truth be discovered. But where and when shall it be sought? …we have no leisure to read. Where are we…

A Christian guide to reading books [review]

Kelvin Macharia reviews Lit! by Tony Reinke: Reading is not easy. It never has been, at least for me. And I know am not the only one. That’s why this book was written. It’s not a book for those heavy readers out there, no, it’s a book for people who struggle to read like myself.…

How to kick start a personal reading culture: Start small

10ofthose book store and publishing house have been great friends and generous partners to us at iServe Africa over the last few years. Their mission is an inspiration to us at the iServe book store. Here is 10ofthose founder Jonathan Carswell on his personal approach to getting into books: Being a dyslexic I think it’s funny that God…

Why read? (7)

Well maybe it’s not the most spiritual sounding reason but still an important one, from Al Mohler (President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and renowned bibliophile): Reading is the most effective way to relieve stress   See also: If you’re ready for some hard core history and biography – Al Mohler’s reading list for…

How to get young people reading

Nicholas T McDonald [Scribblepreach.com] gives 9 ways to get young people (or anyone) reading genuinely good books: 1. Teach the doctrine of God’s word. Most all of your young people will already have a reading habit: whether it’s cramming before a big test or spending the summer in the latest apocalyptic thriller. Many will think…

Why read? (6)

Just belatedly come across an excellent blog by Nick Roark called “Tolle Lege” [Take up and read!] where he munches through books at a Carson-esque rate offering up some up the choicest morsels for the rest of us. Particularly loved this quote he puts on his sidebar: “When you find a chillness upon your souls,…

Why read? (5)

Chris Kiagiri did a great session for us at the Ministry Training Course recently on The Role of Music and Quality Songs in Church Life and he had this to say on how what we read impacts how we worship : There is no authentic worship of God without a right knowledge of God… Everyone’s a…