On reading

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

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jason has read 19 books toward their goal of 40 books.

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it was amazing
I often disagree with Chesterton's views, but I always value his sharp clarity and crisp expression. He has an ability to cut through the fog and reframe a matter in the simplest, albeit often paradoxical, terms. And I find his convictio...
The Mighty Weakness of John Knox
really liked it
It's hard to call this a biography since it spends only about 25 pages outlining the life of Knox. I'm not sure whether this is all the information that history has passed to us or whether the author has just chosen to be succinct. The r...