I hope your mother and I have trained you to be readers. We pray that your #1 reading source is the Bible. Katie, the other day, when Mommy asked what you read about in the Bible that day (as if you can read at age 3), you said, "Jesus." Great answer!
Along with consistent Bible intake, I truly hope you are reading other books of solid content. With the Bible a given, here's a list of some of the books that I am currently reading:
- The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, by Sinclair Ferguson
- George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival, Vol. I, by Arnold A. Dallimore
- Love Your God With All Your Mind, by J.P. Moreland
- Money, Possessions, and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn
- Speaking Truth in Love, by David Powlison
Of these books, they are all excellent so far, but if you would ask me which one to read first, I think I would say the book by Sinclair Ferguson, but then be sure to read Randy Alcorn's book because it is a devestating blow to the idea of "The American Dream."
In Second Timothy 4:13, the apostle Paul says to Timothy, "When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments." Here's what Charles Spurgeon said about this verse, "He is inspired, and yet he wants books! He has seen the Lord, and yet he wants books! He has had wider experience than most men, and yet he wants books! He had been caught up in the third heaven, and had heard things unlawful for a man to utter, yet he wants books! He has written a major part of the New Testament, and yet he wants books! The apostle says to Timothy and so he says to every Christian, ‘Give thyself to 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 he has no brains of his own."
Lastly, here's one more exhortation that might help you to become better readers even today: Turn off the T.V.!!!
Sincerely in Love,