Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reading in the New Year

Happy New Year! It's that time again - time to make resolutions, turn over new leaves, write book lists, and chose Bible reading plans.

At Out of the Ordinary, we share a love for God's Word and good books, so we're starting off 2014 with a month of reading. Our posts will focus on what we're studying in the Scriptures, books we're reading, and why we read. I hope you will join us.

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. Brethren, what is true of ministers is true of all our people. You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible. We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master's service. Paul cries, "Bring the books"—join in the cry. 
C.H. Spurgeon, Paul - His Cloak and His Books, Sermon 542, November 29, 1863.

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