Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Very good non-fiction. I was interested and compelled to continue reading and the author covered all of his topics with depth and clarity. No complaints here.
I love that this book is addressing the reading of secular fiction in a way that I haven't seen in other books. However, the book as a whole is really geared towards those who don't currently read much. Reinke has wonderful ideas that are really well expressed on how to make reading a part of your daily life. For me, however, a lot of this information doesn't apply. Obviously reading is already a part of my daily life. I appreciate and agree with all of Reinke's suggestions, but it wasn't new information. If you're already a big time reader, which I would guess most of you are if you're reading this blog, this one isn't going to blow your mind with new information. However, if you're not not a reader or if you don't find yourself making time to read the things you'd like to read or if you need a new take on why it's our responsibility as Christians to read good books, this is a great choice.
Highly recommend it to those who don't read as much as they'd like or aren't sure why reading secular fiction, especially the classics, is important. I also would recommend it to Christian readers who want to inspire others to read. It's inspired me to think about ways that I can work towards promoting reading within my church.
Posted by Julie G at 10:06 AM