by Adrian Pantonial
After eight years, I finally finished reading Philip Yancey’s “The Jesus I Never Knew.” Ok, let me explain. I was a new Christian when I first tried reading it, which was after reading “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” by the same author.
I bought my own copy of the “The Jesus…” only to see it has more “big words” in it and scholarly records of The Man I’m interested about. Along the way, I lent the book to my first church discipler and it was not returned to me for some reason. Years went on then months ago, I swapped books by the same author with a church friend and alas…I finished it! Hooray!
Although I still have unfinished books, I somehow learned to overcome these reasons why people stop reading a book:
- Lack of self-discipline
- Lack of space and time
- Major life issues
- The author has a boring writing style
- The book’s overall design is dull
- The book fails to address my current felt needs
- The book no longer inform, entertain or inspire
- The topic being discussed can actually be finished in just a few chapters
- Got distracted with reading a new book
To complete our much-needed reading, here are my suggestions.
Read more to write more but don’t forget to live more too, ok?
Question: What makes you stop reading a book?