Do you really think you don’t have time to read a book? I’ll tell you how to read two hundred this year.
When asked the secret of his success, billionaire investor Warren Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will.”
In fact, many of us don’t. The statistics about American reading habits are staggering — and not in a good way.
According to the Literacy Project Foundation, 44% of American adults don’t read a book in a year; and six out of 10 households do not even buy one book in a year. I find this shocking. But as I look at the trajectory of our culture, I’m not surprised.
So, how many books have you read this year?
Let me tell you something you already know — reading is critically important — especially for Christian believers. God after all, reveals Himself to us in the written words of Scripture. Think about it — when we read the Word, we place ourselves in the very presence of God.