God speaks to us in many ways. Some people see God in nature; others in art; still others in the lives of great saints. As for me, I’m a word person and God most often speaks to me through words, and the things I am reading. I don’t think that’s odd. After all, didn’t God “speak” the world into existence with words?
“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” Hebrews 11:3
Isn’t Jesus called “the Word”?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Isn’t the Bible, our primary resource for knowing God, His Word?
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
This is not to say that there is plenty of unedifying reading material out there. We have to use discernment in what we select; but there are a plethora of good choices. There are Christian writers of every ilk; there are classics that educate us; devotionals that feed our souls. History and historical fiction can inform us; biographies inspire us; poetry lifts our spirits.
So compose your own reading list. Ask for suggestions from your Pastor and other Christians. Take a look at books we’ve reviewed on our blog. When you find a writer who speaks to you, see what else they’ve written. Dive into some of those literary classics that bored you in high school or college. And, of course, don’t forget your Bible. Try different versions; buy a commentary or a study Bible, attend Bible study. God made us creatures who learn, and above all, He wants us to learn about Him. Don’t miss the opportunities that are out there for you!