“I am now convinced that reading Big Old Books . . . is a useful habit for all Christians, especially those who desire to understand our current culture”

"We in the West are not good at waiting for anything. We want our reaction and we want it now. And so, when we take up a B.O.B. [Big Old Book] which doesn’t move out of first gear until page 250, we protest this modern malady." - Ref21

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6 Tips for Reading Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

"It might seem a little silly to offer tips on how to read a book. Don’t you start reading the first page and keep going until you reach the end? Well, yes. And no! Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion requires some guidance, or else readers will get confused and lose interest in a hurry. There are several reasons why this is the case." - Servants of Grace

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Gallup poll: Americans went to libraries more than movie theaters last year

"Americans went to the library 10.5 times on average in 2019. The next most popular pastime was seeing a movie in a theater, at an average of 5.3 times in a year. Next in popularity were attending a live sporting event at 4.7 times a year, attending a live musical event or theatrical production at 3.8 times a year, and visiting a historic park or national park at 3.7 times a year." - Discrn

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