Friday, October 21, 2011


A Christian Guide to Reading Books
Tony Reinke

The purpose of this book is to encourage non-reading Christians to read and to educate them on how to choose good books and to enjoy what they read.

Part one is the theology of books and reading. I have to admit that this really bored me. I LOVE to read and I just couldn't get into it. Once I moved on to Part two - Some Practical Advice On Book Reading - it became easier reading and the advice presented was thought provoking.

Some of the subjects that he hits on are how to find time to read, what books to chose and why, how to raise your children to be good readers and what the marks of a healthy reader are.

I enjoyed the second half of the book and gained some insight into reading from a Christian perspective. But I doubt that a non-reader is going to pick up this book if they don't enjoy reading. Nor do I think they would enjoy it, if they did chose to pick it up. But it's a great book if you are a Christian reader.

I received this book free of charge from Crossways in exchange for my honest review.

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