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How to Read Slowly (Wheaton Literary) [Kindle Edition]

James W. Sire

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Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.

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About the Author

James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe. His IVP books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics. His most recent books are Praying the Psalms of Jesus. and Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue with staunch atheist Carl Peraino - Editorial Review.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 492 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Shaw Books; 2 edition (24 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BLK7J8
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading! 27 May 2009
By Jacob T. Self - Published on
In the vein of Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book (A Touchstone book), world view expert and professor of English and literature, James Sire has written an engaging and practical book on reading comprehension. The title is somewhat of a misnomer since the book has nothing to do with the actual speed of reading but rather the process of comprehending what we read. He covers the genres of non-fiction, poetry, and fiction with especially helpful advice on how to read them. The last chapters are dedicated to the different contexts of reading and when and what to read. This short book takes a particular approach to reading in that it teaches the reader to determine the world view of the author. The author approaches this from a particularly Christian point-of-view, but maintains that wide reading is necessary and profitable to developing a world view to which we are committed. With this approach in mind, the book is ideally a companion to the author's world view catalog, The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, and serves as a useful supplement to Adler. The book is essential for all bibliophiles but especially the Christian reader.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Check it out, please! 26 Aug. 2009
By JWBII - Published on
I bought this little book a few years back after having read it in the library. Well much to my shock and awe, it was even better the second time around. I honestly think you will enjoy the read. Writing this review makes me want to read it again.

More specific the book covers many different topics. Such as:
Chp 1 - Introduction to reading.
Chp 2 - Reading NONfiction.
Chp 3 - Reading poetry.
Chp 4 - Reading fiction.
Chp 5 - The larger context.
Chp 6 - A time to read.
Appendix - Reading with a plan.

Probably the most helpful sections are in the back of the book. Chp 5 and the appendix are the most helpful sections in the whole book. (Any reading plan will do but this one is well laid out.)

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but much of the material is available in other books 7 July 2005
By Jesse Rouse - Published on
James Sire is a great Christian author who explains worldviews better than most (if not all). This book discussed different types of literature, and how to read them. It also discussed why we as Christians should read these things. He provides a good argument, but perhaps a better book on this subject is J.P. Moreland's Love the Lord With Your Mind.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful 16 Mar. 2013
By David Albers - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love the book because it answered the questions i had about reading. I read to get through a book, not for its insights. I figure i will pick up the insights along the way. this book taught me how to be more reflective and understand the structures of writing so that I can have better grip on what I am reading.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thoughts 26 Dec. 2012
By R. Crain - Published on
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i'm a teacher and I use much of this book to supplement a class on world view. it relates well, even for young teens
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