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Although we have no record of Jesus Christ’s reading habits, clearly He had them.

He knew the Bible well enough to confound His critics. He read texts at home and in the synagogue, and was an expert at reading situations and people.

We also have to learn to read rooms, read the times and read books.

The constant output of preachers requires regular input, and reading can be our greatest asset.

Libraries have been described as clinics and gateways. They feed our souls and increase our opportunities.

Do you just read for news or for nourishment?

Do you read for amusement or for advantage?

Do you have a regular place and time to read?

Do you read within your capabilities or beyond them – to be comforted or to be stretched?

Robert Fergusson

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