Books, as we’ve known them, might be considered a thing of the past by most people. We are living in the digital era of iBooks and ebooks. We place emphasis on rich and interactive media, and control it all with the tip of a finger.
Lately I’m finding it surprisingly refreshing to actually turn back to the traditional books of paper and ink, and I must admit that the following video helped inspire me all the more.
Type is a local bookstore in my city and I was really inspired to see what they’ve done with books.
Stop motion. #FTW
Here’s a little more info on their video:
After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago, my wife and I decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto.
I’m not a great or fast reader, and so I recognize that I need to develop the reader in me. After all, I’ve been told that great leaders are great readers. Since I’m a pastor, and I lead people, I must take this seriously.
So now you’re asking, how can we be inspired in to read again? Here are three ideas to help you.
3 Approaches To Help Make Reading Fresh Again
1. Read your [physical] Bible.
Does reading your Bible feel like you are browsing an app? There’s just something about holding the Word in your hand. Sure you can read it using the awesome YouVersion app, but it can feel more like you’re holding your phone than holding the Word of God.
2. Find a new environment.
I always get inspired by the atmosphere in bookstores. Especially when they serve Starbucks coffee. Head to your local bookstore, pick up a book and enjoy flipping through its pages. It’ll feel great!
3. Buy some new books.
Whether it’s digital or print, buy some new books. There are great books that are always being written and we sometimes just need to dig in and plow through some fresh material.
Have you completely given up reading physical books?
What is keeping you from reading today?