What’s so great about books? Why spend time curled up by a fireplace or by a window when there are millions of other entertainment venues vying for our attention?
Because books teach us about humanity. When we allow them to penetrate to our hearts, they shape who we are.
Because books open up culture to us. Through their pages, we catch a glimpse into another culture, time, place, or mind.
Because books display human creativity. As creatures created in the image of God, we instinctively wish to make, to weave, to tell, to draw. Our creativity is a God-given characteristic.
Because books teach us about our faults, our sins, our humanity.
And because books allow us a glimpse beyond the chaos and sin and depravity of the world and into a higher purpose, a calling.