Don’t Waste Your Life on Bad Books

Collin Hansen | October 31, 2015

Lying awake one night recently I came to a discouraging realization. No matter how long I live, I’ll never have enough time to read everything I’d like. I became frustrated thinking about the classics I’ll never read, the places I’ll never understand, the history I’ll never know.

I don’t want to waste whatever time I have left on earth. Reading has been an indispensable means of God in my spiritual development. So I need friends, I need role models to help me choose my next book wisely. I can still remember the pastor who told me where to start my reading about Martin Luther. I remember the friends who knew I would like to visit Port William. I remember wondering why I waited so long to read the most famous novel about the state I call home. Now almost nothing gives me more satisfaction than to share book recommendations with others. 

Earlier this year The Gospel Coalition partnered with a group called Hubworthy so our leaders could recommend to you our favorite and most formative books. On our virtual book shelves you’ll find out the studies that have shaped Tim Keller’s thinking and preaching, the works that sustain Gloria Furman’s writing

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