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Friday, July 7, 2017

How to Read 200 Books a Year

How to Read 200 Books a Year
Why exactly would you want to do that?
Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. 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 …"
The author of "In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books" admits to not making the 500 pages a day, but as you can see, he compounds his knowledge more than most of us.

This sort of thing can inspire nerdy people like me to read two books in two days! But that is one tough pace to keep up with.
On Not Doing Something Useful
I've long been interested in the relationship between play and work, and in this piece—A Theology of Play—I try, in a light-hearted way, to get a better balance. Along the way you'll learn about two of my leisure time pursuits!
Slowing the Velocity of Hypermodernity
The Amish might be so accused—of being a love group, that is. Yes, there are reports of legalism and judgmentalism, but what Christian tradition isn't so tempted? And no matter the unusual nature of their lifestyle, few can doubt that they seek to love God in every aspect of their existence. One thing they can help the rest of us rediscover—we who rush from one hurried moment to the next—is that "slow time is God's time."
The Writer Behind Goodnight Moon
Speaking of slow, few things have given me more delight than reading Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon to my children and now my grandchildren. The pacing is not slow as in boring but slow as in peaceful. At any rate, the author herself was anything but peaceful, and fans of her literature might want to know more about this very troubled woman.
Grace and peace,
Mark Galli
Mark Galli
Mark Galli
Editor in Chief, Christianity Today

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