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Setting a Reading Goal

booksReading rates are down even as literacy rises. Americans can read; we just don’t. Christians tend to read more than non-Christian counterparts, but a quick glance at the book selection in your local Christian bookstore will deflate your bubble of joy. Serious books for serious minds are usually relegated to the back of the bookstore (or occasionally in the bargain bin!).

Several years ago, I began setting a goal of reading 100 books a year. That’s roughly two books a week. 2007 was the first year I met the quota. Since then, several people have asked about setting goals for book-reading. Others have asked, “Can it really be done?” Here are some tips to get you started.

A Teaser for Randy’s murder mystery, Deception (video)

Homicide detective Ollie Chandler has seen it all. But when he’s called to investigate the murder of a Portland State University professor, he finds himself going places he’s never gone before.

The Treasure Principle on Book Talk (audio)

Randy Alcorn discusses The Treasure Principle on the Book Talk radio program.

What are some of the issues addressed in Courageous? (audio)

In this minute and a half clip, Randy talks about how our culture has so distorted the necessity of the role of men and the importance of making the most of the time God has given us in this life.

What are the differences between Randy’s books on money and giving?

This chart explains the differences between Randy's books The Treasure Principle; Money, Possessions and Eternity; The Law of Rewards; and Managing God's Money.

What books would you recommend for a young adult who has been questioning his faith and is just beginning to take his faith seriously?

Question from a reader:

What books would you recommend for a young adult who has been questioning his faith and is just beginning to take his faith seriously? 

What did you think of the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins?

Though I know and respect Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, I haven’t read the Left Behind series. There are various orthodox positions as well as countless speculations about the end times, and I’m not certain which are correct. I do know that Jesus is coming and that He will reign over a New Heavens and New Earth. 

What do you want The Chasm to convey? (audio)

In this audio clip, Randy Alcorn answers the question, "What do you want The Chasm to convey?

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