I’ve been reading Matthew Lee Anderson’s The End of Our Exploring. It’s a delight. I wanted to share this passage with you before my review goes live at the end of this week.
We can learn to ask better questions. We read old books to learn to ask the questions of those who have gone before us. And we read the great books because the questions they pose go into the center of things, even if the answers they put forward and the worlds they imagine are not always true. And we read Scripture to see the questions that arise from it, to learn to see the hidden spaces of the world from the vantage point of God and man.
Matthew Lee Anderson. The End of Our Exploring (Chicago, IL: Moody Collective, 2013). p. 26.
That may be the best justification for reading widely I’ve come across. Take heed!