A Book Is Not a Trophy

Mortimer J. Adler wrote, “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”

The purpose of reading a book isn’t to say “I have read it.”

We can’t open our minds simply by making Amazon purchases, turning pages, scanning our eyes over texts, and announcing to others that we’ve read impressive sounding works.

A book is not a trophy. It’s a tool for personal transformation.

They are not there to merely beautify our bookshelves. They are there to beautify our souls.