I’m reluctant to admit just how long it took before I was able to acknowledge that these “too basic to be helpful” lessons were making a noticeable difference in how I thought, acted and communicated in my friendships.
My natural self wants to be independent and self-sufficient; not only is that impossible, it’s also stubbornly prideful.
Seemingly small chunks of time add up, and I get quality reading done when I take advantage of them.
When my daughter was a preschooler, she announced in early January that she had made a New Year’s resolution. She was resolved to no longer “eat butter by itself”.
Connecting over a shared read bridges many demographic divides.
A friend recommended that I read a book that I knew I would disagree with. Despite the difficulties, the more I considered the idea the more I saw value in its challenge.
Taking the initiative and asking a fellow Christian who is further along in their walk to read with us can provide accountability, increased understanding, and growth in ways that reading and learning alone wouldn’t.
Do you ever pick up a book—and a few pages in you realize you’re not sure what you just read?
Is writing out and sending quotations from a good book containing biblical truth considered discipleship?
“Can you give me one book to read that explains what you think it means to be a Christian?” While this may be a dream scenario, it’s something we all should be and can be prepared for.