Since writing “A Bookhound’s Folly” a few months ago, I have been thinking a lot about my reading habits. This vein of thought led me to begin reading How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler. While I’m only a quarter of the way through, the practical wisdom in the book is already revolutionizing the I […]

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Asahel Nettleton, Asahel Nettleton: Life and Labors (1996), 199-200. My present object is to shew, that it is a matter of rejoicing that the Lord thus reigns.   I am aware that it is not thus regraded by wicked men. There is no doctrine to which the natural heart is more bitterly opposed than that of […]

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The Baptist missionary Adoniram Judson (1788-1850), Memoir of Mrs. Judson, p. 149-50: I just now begin to see my way forward in this [Burmese] language, and hope that two or three years more will make it somewhat familiar; but I have met with difficulties that I had no idea of before I entered the work. For a […]

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