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Incarnating the Books

June 27, 2012

Books have been my friends as long as I can remember. I call them “friends” because I sense a very real relationship with many of them. They give new ideas, and I debate with them, I go to them as a refuge when I’m tired or lonely, I laugh with them. I can look at a book and tell you where I was when I read (met) it. As an ISTJ, the key to my life has always been information – how others act, how I should act, how the world works, what stories I should know. Books provide this information in an efficient way for me.

So when I grew into my faith and uncovered the path of discipleship, I was happy to discover that the path seemed laden with books. Want to know about God? Read the Bible. Want to know how to read your Bible? Go to a “Bible study,” where you will probably read another book about the Bible. Or go to Bible college to read large stacks of books about the Bible. Go to a “Bible-believing” church, where the main focus is on the exposition of Scripture.


I’m honored to be guest-posting for Adam McHugh at Introverted Church today – meet me over there for a conversation on books, growth in Christ, and the thing I was missing for a long time.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tim permalink
    June 27, 2012 9:27 am

    Great article over at Introverted Church, Aubry. The Word Incarnate really does show us that we must incarnate what we read about him. Thanks for the great insights.


  2. Corey Wallis permalink
    June 27, 2012 9:29 am

    Adair is going to be so proud of you. :) This ENFP just loves everything about your writing and how your words spur others on towards Christ. I’m honored to have you as a friend. Thansk for being such a bold witness and faithful steward.

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