Why reading is important

I've already said that I love reading. But is it important? Here's a post entitled 'On Reading' from the Desiring God blog that argues that it is:
"Christians are people of the book: God purposely chose the medium of typography to deliver his revelation to us. In that book, we are commanded to love God with our hearts and our minds (Matthew 22:34-40). This gives Christians a clear command to use their intellects — to be, in other words, a kind of intellectual.

Reading is one of the best ways to develop our minds. It can help us to know God and ourselves, gain vicarious experience, increase our perception and imagination, train our minds to think critically and logically, and teach us self-discipline."
It's worth reading the whole thing. You can find it here.

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