No. 8 / July 2021
No. 8 / July 2021
According to a 20-year study done by Mariah Evans, children who were raised in a home with a 500-book library attained a higher level of education by an average of 3.2 years compared to those who were raised in a home without books (Science Daily, 2010). This indicates to us that fostering a reading habit increases one’s mental capacity. An interview with Warren Buffet on his reading routine also shows a similar sentiment. Pointing to a stack of books, he suggests that we should read 500 pages daily because he believes that knowledge builds up (CNBC, 2016). While for many of us this routine may be too daunting a task, it is never too late to begin cultivating a reading habit.
As the Bible puts a great emphasis on loving God with our minds (Matt. 22:37), building a reading routine in our lives becomes all the more important. In Romans 12:1–2, Paul exhorts the church to offer ourselves as living sacrifices and be transformed by the renewing of the mind. The Bible is a must in our reading diet. However, reading other resources, especially on how Christians make the Bible relevant in the contemporary context, gives us more input on what it means to live as a Christian. Therefore, let my home, a 5000-book library, provide the resources that you will need for that purpose as we strive to live biblically on this earth.
I have included five wonderful book recommendations on Digital Ministry for you here because it is one of the prevalent issues that we have to deal with today. Happy reading!
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Recommended Books on Digital Ministry
Browse these titles, and more, in the FES Library located in the FES office.
For more information on the library books,
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