Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why Bible Reading Should Take Effort...

From Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book:

Now, as you go through the pages, ether you understand perfectly everything the author has to say or you do not. If you do, you may have gained information, but you could not have increased your understanding. If, upon effortless inspection, a book is completely intelligible to you, then the author and you are as two minds in the same mold. The symbols on the page merely express the common understanding you had before you met.

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