Let me not waste any time and just say...
I got Lit! to review for free on my kindle (which, actually, I'm starting to really not like as much as I thought I would... but that's beside the point.) The REAL point is, I love this book so much I bought my own paper copy of it.
The book starts out with the Theology of Books and the discipline required for deep reading, and how our culture is destroying our discipline and concentration skills. I absolutely, completely agree with that, 100%.
The author also gives great thoughts on the benefit of reading non-Christian books (with suggested guidelines) and the growth and wisdom you can gain from also reading different genres of books.
That right there was great, great stuff.
THEN, in part 2, he gives real practical application that was absolutely FUN to read! He goes into detail about:
-How he decides what books to read and not read (out of hundreds of thousands of GOOD ones)
-Tips for reading non-fiction (he gives me permission to SKIM! and even end a book that's not doing it for me! WRITTEN. PERMISSION!)
-The benefits of fiction
-How to find the time
-What the internet is doing to our brains (and how to fight it!)
-Writing in Books and the benefits of it
And he finishes off with the benefits of reading with others and how to ignite a passion for reading in others.
I cannot say enough for this book. Like I said earlier, I read it on the kindle, and then had to buy the hard copy to re-read and keep in my library.
It's THAT good!
Get it, you won't regret it!