No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books. (Romain Roland, 19th-20th century French dramatist)

That may strike you as strange but think about it for a minute. If you’re reading fiction, you probably often picture yourself in the story—the detective, the rescuing hero—or whatever. If it’s a non-fiction book, you might consider how the principles you’re studying could apply to you. How would you act or respond in the circumstances you’re reading about?

But whoever looks intently into the perfect law. . . and continues in it—not forgetting what they have [read and] doing it—they will be blessed in what they do (James 1:25).