One of my favorite quotes about books is by Erasmus. He said, “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” Although I don’t deprive my self of food very often (as shown by the evidence on my hips and thighs), I certainly understand the passion (and priority) for books and reading expressed by this man. I began reading at the age of four and I haven’t stopped reading since. Whether it has been Encyclopedia Brown, Shakespeare, the Bible, or John Piper, books have had a major influence on my life. And the more I read, the more I learn - about God, our culture, and myself.
Which leads me to the reason for this blog. In many of my conversations with friends and family as well as acquaintances, I am asked, “What have you been reading lately?” and “ What books would you recommend that I read?” I am always eager to answer such questions. Sharing what I have read with others is almost as fun as reading itself. So, I decided that if I put all this into a blog, then perhaps more people would benefit. I am not under the delusion that this will become a hugely popular blog, but maybe, as a result of my efforts, I will be able to encourage others in their quest for good reading.
Therefore my friends, enjoy this blog. May it be a blessing to you. If you find it helpful, please tell others. And, don’t forget to leave comments. I want to know your thoughts as well.
I look forward to sharing my passion with you!