What is a book?

 
Alexa Burstow | June 26th 2018

We love reading. So why are we reading less? Actually, that’s not quite true. We read all the time. Social media feeds. News bulletins. Trip Advisor. Product reviews. But are we reading books?

There is something special about a book. Books have the power to make us think and dream and change in a way that nothing else can.

“A book is not paper, and colours and ink,

It is dreams and ideas that lead you to think.”

Romans 12 v 2 urges Christians,

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

Our minds are affected by what we read. Just like our bodies, what we put in to them matters. And our conviction is that a Christian book can help to renew our minds. It can edify and challenge us. It can encourage and inspire us. It can point us to the ultimate ‘Good Book’—God’s own, inspired word—which can transform our lives.

So we’re starting a campaign to inspire and encourage everyone to read more Christian books and we’d love you to be a part of it. Here are three ways you can join in:

1. Share our inspirational film 

2. Read stories about books that have changed people’s lives

3. Get back into the habit of reading Christian books. This summer, we’ve made a special selection available for just $3 to get you kick-started. That’s less than a cup of coffee!

“So do something different, reach up to your shelf,

And find a good place with a friend, or yourself, 

And discover the magic, by this be defined,

Pick up a good book, be renewed in your mind.”

Alexa Burstow

Alexa was trained at some big London ad agencies and the BBC. Now her branding, messaging and design management skills are being put to good use at TGBC, as well as her love of free lunches and staff parties! Alexa is married to James and they have two children. She is a member of Grace Church Worcester Park where she leads a women’s group for those who have recently come to faith.

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