Don’t Just Read Books…Assimilate & Practice! (Reading Notes)

“But let me hasten to slay another myth, namely, that reading books will of itself guarantee growth and success. Not so. Reading is only the key that opens the door to the vault. Assimilating what you read, relating it to what you already know, and practicing it where you serve put the treasure to work paying dividends. It’s tragic to open the vault and stand there empty-handed. Readers are leaders only if they turn their learning into living. To change the metaphor, reading a book is like eating a meal; but if you eat and don’t exercise, you’ll get overweight, and you may die.” (Warren Wiersbe, On Being A Servant Of God)