Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books

 

Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books

Paul's Goodreads Review

What an absolutely amazing book. The practical details are covered so comprehensively, yet are always framed within the bigger picture of the work of Christ. Starting off by painting a beautiful description of the place of reading and books in Christianity, the book slowly zooms in towards the everyday intricacies of reading, at all times affirming its joy and usefulness. I loved reading this book, and was saddened to reach its final page.
 

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Thinking deeply about the gospel is the only way to consistently feel deeply about the gospel

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The motto of the reading Christian is a dazzling doxology: “in your light do we see light” (Ps 36:9)

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My prayer is that under his illuminating grace, God will be glorified as we read books full of his truth to be discovered, his goodness to be heeded, and his beauty to be cherished.

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God’s words are always true, because God’s words are self validating. God speaks, and his words shape and resolve what is true and good.

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The One who created the cosmos by the word of his mouth in the beginning, the One who invented human language in Eden, the One who spread languages across the land at Babel, now put pen to paper—or finger to stone—and wrote. To this day, those words can be found in any major bookstore.

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All other books might be heaped in one pile and burned with less loss to the world than would be occasioned by the obliteration of a single page of the sacred volume [Scripture]. At their best, all other books are but as gold leaf, requiring acres to find one ounce of the precious metal. But the Bible is solid gold. It contains blocks of gold, m... View Quote


Christian book reading is never a solitary experience, but an open invitation to commune with God.

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In a world so easily satisfied by images, it’s too easy to waste our lives watching mindless television and squandering our free time away with entertainment. We have a higher calling. God has called us to live our lives by faith and not by sight—and this can mean nothing less than committing our lives to the pursuit of language, revelat... View Quote


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