01 August 2006

On Reading

Learning to read literature will be an invaluable tool for reading the Bible. Learning to read well--that is, learning to listen to a text and notice the way in which its form contributes to its meaning---is necessary to good Bible reading. Reading is more than learning the alphabet and vocabulary. Good reading is understanding what an author is expressing. Christians must be good readers if they really want to understand the Bible.

~ W. Robert Godfrey in Why Read Fiction?,
Evangelium (Westminster Seminary California)Vol4, Issue3.

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