Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lit!

Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke is a book I read recently.  If you like or don't like to read, this book is written for you.  It isn't long (less than two hundred pages) and is divided into two parts-A Theology of Books and Reading, and Some Practical Advice on Book Reading.  The first part is a compelling argument for reading books.  Of course, if you like to read, that would not be necessary but is still worthwhile.  I never thought about books and theology as linked unless a person was talking specifically about the Bible.  The second part is good for both avid readers and those who find reading a chore.  Topics covered include the benefits of reading fiction, reading together, and raising readers.  If you are not a reader, I suggest reading at least the first part to consider why a person should read books.

2 comments:

amandajean said...

I love the cover design. Nice and simple.

1stteacher said...

I think I could recite several of the benefits of literature (what's an English degree for if not this?), but I still find it hard to squeeze reading into my life currently.

I have, however, taken up riding the exercise bike on winter evenings and have started reading "Great Expectations" while I pedal. It's been hard to put down at points.