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Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books

ISBN-10: 1433522268
ISBN-13: 9781433522260
Edition: 2011
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Description: A call for Christians to reclaim the priority, privilege, and practice of reading. Christians are identified as people of the Word-submitted to the authority of God#x19;s written Word, called to center our lives on it and not on the image-driven  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 9/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

A call for Christians to reclaim the priority, privilege, and practice of reading. Christians are identified as people of the Word-submitted to the authority of God#x19;s written Word, called to center our lives on it and not on the image-driven world that vies for our gaze. But how do we build such lives, and what do they look like?#xA0; Tony Reinke#x19;s answer is that we are to be readers of the Word of God and of the many other books that reflect God#x19;s truth, goodness, and beauty in the world. In Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books, Reinke lays out a theology of reading built around the gospel, developed from Scripture, and corroborated by church history. He offers guidance for exercising discernment in what we read, and practical advice on how to read regularly and well. Reinke also explains how to foster a culture of reading in our churches and homes. The book stresses that we may find truth, help, insight, or beauty in many different forms of literature, from theology to fiction to fantasy to business. Reinke reminds us that God is the author of all knowledge, and we read every book under his illumination.

Foreword
Introduction
A Theology of Books and Reading
Paper Pulp and Etched Granite
Laying the Cornerstone of Our Theology of Books
Wide-Eyed into the Son
How Personal Sin and the Gospel Shape Our Literacy
Reading Is Believing
Savoring Books in an Eye-Candy Culture
Reading from across the Canyon
How a Biblical Worldview Equips Us to Benefit from Books
The Giver's Voice
Seven Benefits of Reading Non-Christian Books
The God Who Slays Dragons
The Purifying Power of Christian Imagination
Some Practical Advice on Book Reading
Read with Resolve
Six Priorities That Decide What Books I Read (and Don't Read)
How to Read a Book
20 Tips and Tricks for Reading Nonfiction Books
Literature Is Life
Tapping into the Benefits of Fiction Literature
Too Busy to Read
Six Ways to Find (and Protect) the Time You Need to Read Books
Driven to Distraction
How Internet Habits Cripple Book Reading
Marginalia
The Fine Art of Defacing Books with Pencils, Pens, and Highlighters
Reading Together
Community One Book at a Time
Raising Readers
How Parents and Pastors Can Ignite in Others a Love for Book Reading
Happily Ever After
Five Marks of a Healthy Book Reader
Acknowledgments
Notes

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