Bible Reading (book review)

BibleJ.C. Ryle wrote 100+ years ago, but his words still resonate with me as though they were written yesterday. In his book Bible Reading, J.C. Ryle makes a strong case for a renewed passion for every one to step up their time in reading, meditating upon, and living out Scripture.

Chapter after chapter Ryle asks, “I charge you, I entreat you to give me an honest answer. What are you doing with the Bible? Do you read it? How do you read it?” And chapter after chapter he continues to give us fewer excuses for not reading the Bible, and more persuasion to read Scripture in a more meaningful way.

The opening words of this book are about as simple and as profound as anything any one could say about God’s Word: “Next to praying there is nothing so important in practical religion as Bible reading.”

What are you doing with the Bible? Do you read it? How do you read it? This book will help you answer these vital questions.

One Response to “Bible Reading (book review)”

  1. Links & Quotes | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] “Love of the Word appears preeminently in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He read it publicly. He quoted it continually. He expounded it frequently. He advised the Jews to search it. He used it as His weapon to resist the devil. He repeatedly said, ‘The Scripture must be fulfilled.’ Almost the last thing He did was to ‘open their minds so they could understand the Scriptures’ (Luke 24:45). I am afraid that man cannot be a true servant of Christ, who has not something of his Master’s mind and feeling towards the Bible.” —J.C. Ryle, Bible Reading  […]


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