I bought a book the other week. I talk a lot about books. The reason being they have broadened my horizons, letting me see the mountains beyond.
I see something interesting occurring to people when it comes to books, however. Books take money to buy and time and energy to read. These things alone deter most people from making the investment.
Can I have a moment to declare something?!
Books offer wisdom, perspective, and the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and living. Proverbs talks A LOT about gaining wisdom. Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” This, mind you, is only one of many, many verses on wisdom.
That is a strong sentence! Thou it cost you all you have!
Therefore, isn’t it crazy NOT to invest in books? Isn’t it crazy not to learn, create better habits of thinking, broaden your understanding of yourself and others?
Get the book! Work the extra hour if you need to. Sell your tv and use the money for a book fund! Miss a meal, but don’t miss out on gaining the wisdom that may be found there!
“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Question: What book has helped you or challenged you the most?