There are probably some of you that say, “I don’t have time to read.” Here are some statistics that I found on reading.
- People ages 15-24 spend 2 hours a day watching TV and only 7 minutes of leisure reading! (a 2007 statistic)
- An average American college graduate reads only 5 books in his life after graduation.
- The average person reads less than 1 book per year!
My parents made sure that I read when I was growing up. I love to read and want to pass on a passion for reading to my kids.
Last summer I read To the Golden Shore, the life of Adoniram Judson, missionary to Burma. It has become one of my favorite books. It’s a 505 page book, but worth reading every page! It is a very challenging book to me. It helps me not complain about things that I face on the mission field. Some of the things that the wives of Adoniram faced are unbelievable to me. I couldn’t imagine not seeing my husband for several months not knowing if he was dead or alive. They buried several children on the field. Ann saw her husband suffer in a prison, not knowing from day to day if he would survive.
Another book that I am going to pick back up soon is, Lives of the Three Mrs. Judson’s, by Arabella W. Stuart. I have read in this book but haven’t finished it yet.
If you have access to iTunes you can download a lot of really good books, for free. Marty just downloaded a free copy of the Complete Works of John Bunyan. And there is always your local library.
So, what book are you reading?