Welcome to the second episode of Reading Writers. Each week, I’ll be speaking with Christian authors and writers about what they’re writing, but also about what they’re reading—and how reading widely can help us grow as believers, as creators and disciple-makers.
What you’ll hear in this episode
This week, I’m joined by author and blogger Tim Challies. Tim’s most recent books include Visual Theology and Do More Better. He serves as elder at Grace Fellowship in Toronto, Ontario, and is living the dream as full-time writer. In our discussion, we talk about:
- Reading challenges and arbitrary numbers;
- The importance of pacing yourself;
- Why Visual Theology wasn’t a coloring book;
- Why Tim likes digital over paper books;
- What Tim really thinks about comic books and graphic novels.
You’ll also notice that for two Canadians we do a good job of not saying “eh” or “aboot.”
Resources and links from this episode
- Visual Theology by Tim Challies and Josh Byers: aarona.ca/20AEPlw
- Essex County by Jeff Lemire: aarona.ca/20AF1RR
- Conscience by Andrew Naselli and JD Crowley: aarona.ca/1TsWQU3
- One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong: aarona.ca/1TAdldT
- Tim’s reading challenge: aarona.ca/1TvOpBS
You can also follow Tim on Twitter at @challies.
Who will be on the next episode of Reading Writers?
Next week, I’ll be joined by Barnabas Piper about his forthcoming book, The Curious Christian, and how reading feeds his curiosity and why he is almost always reading three to five books at any given time.
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