Sunday, May 6, 2012

To read a New or Old book...that is the Question

I LOVE what CHARLES SPURGEON (one of my heroes) said as he counseled his students, "Master the books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and reread them, masticate and digest them. Let them go into your very self. Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by ONE book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes of hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be *MUCH, NOT MANY*."~Charles Spurgeon. Taking his counsel and getting out a bunch of my old books I have already read several times that have changed my life...books by Andrew Murray, Watchman Nee, Ray Comfort, Corrie ten Boom etc... Instead of getting a new book to read, I think I'll re-read one I already have a pray it changes my life again as I strive to apply what I learn from those beautiful lives that were transformed by Jesus Christ!! :)
 What books are YOU reading right now?  :)

2 comments:

  1. I do that all the time. Right now I'm reading Wicked because my Mom and I are going to see the show :)

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  2. Hey Elle! I've heard that's a good show. Enjoy watching that with your mom. :)

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