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When Paul was imprisoned and about to be executed, he penned a letter to his disciple Timothy (2 Timothy in our Bible).  One of his last instructions to Tim, was to bring his scrolls, his parchments, his books.  Charles Haddon Spurgeon once said: “Give yourself unto reading. 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. You need to read.”  Paul, was a learner, he was a reader…he’s quoted every week in Churches all over the world.  Spurgeon also had this to say: “We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, 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.”

Paul says “Bring the books, Timothy.” (2 Timothy 4.13) This is what this site is all about.  Reviewing books, reading books, discussing books, and learning from books.  The Church must be well read and its leaders must be well read.  Feel free to jump in and comment, interact, and follow along.  Randall Birtell, a contributor to the site, is studying for his DMin and is a reader at heart.  Matt Bevens is a student in college, on the debate team, and is fascinated by publications concerning science.  Travis Long is a enigma!


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