Transforming Teachers - Reading

  • How are we reading?

    John Stonestreet from Summit got my attention in an article he wrote March 12, 2009.

    “Personally, I am much more concerned about how we are reading than what we reading. Most of the students I work with, in high school and college, show just an utter lack of discernment in both their reading choices and their reading practice. Not that we should just read anything—that is actually my point. When the average Christian cannot tell the difference between good books and bad ones, the bigger problem is with the Christian who is reading and not the book being read.

    I offer you two great quotes, and one great book, on this way of thinking:

    1. “For every new book, read three old ones.” (C.S. Lewis)
    2. “If you still buy the books at the front of the Christian bookstore, stop it.” (Kevin Bywater)
    3. Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985)."