Day 18 | The best books...

Diverging today to share a perspective from a wonderful pastor and author who remains a highly respected and influential individual for Christians today. I've shared a few of his works below that I've personally been encouraged and challenged through and I hope his words today (and any books you may pick up hereafter) engage the "why" of your writing in more meaningful ways.

The best books...

The best books of men are soon exhausted—
they are cisterns, and not springing fountains.
You enjoy them very much at the first acquaintance,
and you think you could hear them a hundred times over-
but you could not- you soon find them wearisome.
Very speedily a man eats too much honey:
even children at length are cloyed with sweets.

All human books grow stale after a time-
but with the Word of God the desire to study it increases,
while the more you know of it the less you think you know.

The Book grows upon you: as you dive into its depths
you have a fuller perception of the infinity which remains
to be explored. You are still sighing to enjoy more of that
which it is your bliss to taste.
— Charles H. Spurgeon