The difference between a good book and a bad book is that a good book takes you deeper into life and a bad book distracts you from life. (Rosalie de Rosset, author)

King Solomon wrote that there is no end to the making of books (Eccl. 12:12), and every book store and Internet listing proves it. As de Rosset implies, however, they are not all worth reading. The same can be said about magazines, movies, TV shows and all other kinds of media. It is important, then, that we limit our sources of input to things that take us “deeper into life.”

Don’t lose sight of them (the words of wisdom). Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them. (Proverbs 4:21-22)