I found this very applicable and helpful to me, personally.
Four Temptations: How Internet Habits Can Cripple Book Reading
Below are some excellent thoughts from Lit! by Tony Reinke.
More on Christian Reading & Literature
- Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing by Leland Ryken
- Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
Fragmented Browsing vs. Sustained Comprehension
The Internet is designed to encourage us to browse information, not to slowly read and digest it. We jump from link to link and are driven by distraction. Book reading, on the other hand, can’t happen without disciplined and sustained linear concentration. Instead of browsing for fragments of information, we must learn to become deep thinkers who work hard to comprehend (2 Tim. 2:7).
If we fill our lives with fragments of information, our brains will adapt and our concentration will weaken. We will begin to…
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