1) I find biographies easy to read when I’m too worn out to read heavier genres like theology, philosophy, history, etc.
2) I get to “hang out” with and learn from men and women who lived exceptional lives.
3) I get to experience places and cultures and events through the written page that I will never experience personally.
4) I learn about history, not from mere factual statements about geopolitical events, but by immersing myself in the lives of real people living in those settings.
5) I gain a broader perspective on current world events and theological difficulties.
6) I learn a thousand life lessons from the daily minutia of others.
7) I get to walk beside others as they suffer and watch how they respond to it.
8) I see that even great people have weakness and sin and need a Saviour.
9) I learn about how God has been working in others’ lives in the many centuries before I was born into this world.
10) I am reminded that nothing is new. For thousands of years, people have faced the same struggles, joys, sorrows, and disappointments that I face.
11) I see profound expressions of the glory of God in the condensed accounts of men and women who walked with God.
Grace to you.