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March 6, 2013

[Giveaway] Seven Kinds of Reading

The incomparable Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) practiced four distinct kinds of reading:

Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading

  • Study
  • Perusal
  • Mere reading
  • Curious reading

Perhaps someday we'll talk more about Doctor Johnson's four-layered approach, but in the meantime let me point you to Robert DeMaria Jr.'s excellent Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), which I heartily recommend.

But I've got an alternate scheme that allows me (like Johnson) to have a baker's half-dozen books in active readership at any given time.

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Posted by Jon Boyd at 8:24 AM | Comments (24) are closed

December 28, 2012

[Extra] "Mission IVPossible" at Urbana

For regular readers of Behind the Books, I ask your patience: this post is a bit of a tangent. I interrupt our regular conversation (just this once) to publish details of a contest we're running during InterVarsity's Urbana 12 student missions conference this week. Even if you're not one of the 18,000 attendees in St. Louis, you're certainly welcome to follow along!

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Posted by Jon Boyd at 12:51 PM

December 19, 2012

[Giveaway] Four Fresh Ebooks (Updated)

It turns out that making books into ebooks isn't as easy as you might think. That's why I'm so excited about the big push we've been making lately, bringing literally hundreds of new IVP ebooks online. A new group of four that are available today are a good cross-section worth talking about. (And to celebrate, let's give some copies away!)

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