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My approach to reading

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I've been meaning to get in the habit of reviewing books after I've read them. Problem is, I don't read the sorts of books most people review. So I wanted to explain my approach to reading. Cutting edge is good? My approach to reading is based on the premise that newer does not equal better. In fact, I assume the opposite. I assume that of the thousands of books that are published in 2012, hundreds

Eleven reasons I love reading Christian biographies

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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

On reading ancient books

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Ligon Duncan, in his excellent session at T4G 2010, read out this selection from C. S. Lewis. The quotation is taken from his introduction to Athanasius' work On the Incarnation. I copy it here for your edification and discussion. There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books should be read only by the professionals, and that the amateur should content himself with the modern books. Thus I have found as

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