Andrew Toy, blogger at AdoptingJames and author of the recent book The Man in the Box has made a commitment to read more fiction. I fully agree with this commitment and I have been increasing my amount of fiction the last couple years. I think it is particularly important for Evangelicals that tend to be too focused on the utilitarian purposes of books.
I have an unusual New Year’s commitment for someone as widely-read as myself. It’s not to read more history, more biographies, or even more theologically-grounded books. It’s to read more fiction. I’ve thought through this. Since picking up a book is often a large commitment, I have discovered that this will do me (and possibly you) some good in a variety of different ways.