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June 14, 2018
Reading as Miracle
One of the superpowers most of us have but often take for granted is reading. ...
May 31, 2018
Communal Reading in the Ancient World & the Early Church
In the ancient world, people read out loud, even when they were by themselves. Thus,...
January 11, 2018
The Osage Murders
We often say of a good book that "I couldn't put it down," a hyperbole...
December 15, 2016
Gift idea: Christianity Today’s 2017 book awards
Christianity Today has announced its 2017 book awards. The list of winners in all of...
September 09, 2016
Americans are still reading books
The death of the book has been greatly exaggerated. A Pew study has found that...
August 24, 2015
Why reading is good for you
Reading a lot, for pleasure, is associated with all kinds of physical and psychological benefits. ...
June 22, 2015
The Common Core in action
The Common Core requires that at least half of what elementary and middle school students...
June 19, 2015
Did you know that there is such a thing as bibliotherapy, in which counselors will...
February 24, 2015
The digital generation prefers print on paper
I really enjoy my Kindle. But when it comes to reading scholarly works, I need...
February 18, 2015
One of my customary Lenten observances is always to read some heavy-duty theology or some...
February 06, 2015
A tale of two reading lists
Annie Holmquist compares a middle school reading list from 1908 to one from today. It...
December 04, 2014
My new book on the imagination
I have published a new book, one that I collaborated on with Matt Ristuccia, an...
September 11, 2014
Novels every Christian should consider reading
I previously blogged about my contribution--a review of Huckleberry Finn--to a blog series that Justin...
August 27, 2014
Reading on Kindle vs. reading on paper
The London Guardian reports on a study of reading on a Kindle as compared to...
June 11, 2014
Imagination & the Christian life
Mathew Block concludes his interview by asking me about what Christians can do to cultivate...
May 16, 2014
Associated Press will shorten the news
We've blogged about the findings that the internet has diminished people's ability to read long,...
April 09, 2014
Bible reading in the digital age
In answer to my question about how reading conditioned by the internet might affect the...
April 08, 2014
Does the internet degrade our ability to read?
There is some evidence that the way we read on the internet--skimming, surfing, hopping from...
January 02, 2014
Reading a novel is good for your brain
The kind of research that we literature professors appreciate: Being pulled into the world of...
June 19, 2013
Summertime, and the living is easy. A perfect time for reading. It's about time for...
February 18, 2013
My book on literature gets re-released
My book Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature has been re-issued in...
December 14, 2012
More on the gutting of literature from the curriculum
We blogged earlier about how the latest educational reform program being pushed in the public...
July 31, 2012
A summer reading project
About one of my students: Evan Johnson boarded the Washington, D.C. metro train at 5:15...
April 09, 2012
E-books are increasing reading
E-books and e-readers are increasing the amount of reading that is going on. People who...
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