God wants and expects you to read. Have you ever thought about that? This article shows that reading, especially reading good books, is part of the Christian life. Why? God desires it, your growth and holiness require it, and it is a way of setting an example to your children. God gave us the Bible, and therefore Bible reading is the starting point.
This article is concerned with the part that the Bible plays in the formation of Christians, especially those called to leadership ministry. How can we read the Bible and have it form us, without bringing our own pre-formed agendas to the text? The many challenges in reading the Bible on its own terms is noted, not least laying aside modern categories for enquiry.