There are so many good books to read, and so little time to read. One of the statements that I read years ago that I have kept as a motto of my life is “Leaders are readers, and readers are leaders”. A characteristic of good leaders is that they are always growing, and reading a key to rapid growth. I do all my reading now on my iPad using a “Kindle” app. My close up vision is getting so bad and with my iPad I can make the font big and the page bright, both which help a lot. I can highlight sections that I like and can use a special app to store highlighted sections of different books under a theme or topic that I can refer to at a later date when I need the information for a sermon or lesson that I am giving. God has chosen to communicate to us in a written form in the Bible, and He is the one who created us so He must know how we function best, and how we grow fastest. My Dad was in the Navy for over 20 years, and he retired when I was 12 years old. Up until then we moved constantly keeping up with whatever ship he was serving on, so I rarely had any friends and wasn’t involved in much outside of going to school and church so I read a lot. I remember going to the library with my mom and checking out a grocery bag full of books, and then getting a new bag full the next week.