I recently came across this interesting quote from Matthew Poole, an English nonconformist theologian, of the 17th Century: “Ministers are living books, and books are dead ministers; and yet though dead, they speak. When you cannot hear the one, you may read the other.” This quote does well to highlight the role of books in our lives; for recreation, for stimulation, and edification. Through God’s common grace, there have been a plethora of gifted writers who have entertained us, helped us better understand our culture, and challenged us in our thinking and doing...