In his “Signs and Wonders” column at BreakPoint.org, my Colson Center colleague, Warren Cole Smith, included a worrying news item. According to the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, three of the top five best-selling non-fiction Christmas books in 2016 were coloring books! Specifically, the super-popular “adult coloring books. “Color me unimpressed,” wrote Warren.
Now, I’ve got nothing against adult coloring books. I hear they help relieve stress. But three out of five of the Christmas bestsellers?
This comes amid news that more than a quarter of Americans and one in three men didn’t even read a single book last year! These are troubling trends.
Good books sharpen the mind, increase our discernment, and fire our imaginations. And the Bible consists, of course, of books. So here’s a challenge: commit to read five good books this year. Mix it up—some old ones and some new ones. If you need help, we have a list of recommendations for you at BreakPoint.org.