Zack Eswine, a professor at Covenant Seminary, warns about the temptation pastors sometimes feel to focus their efforts "out there," away from the relationships and banal chores of the local church. Whether escaping through constant writing projects and trips, or daydreaming of the next pastorate, Eswine believes pastors (and everyone else) need to beware neglecting the place God has presently given us to inhabit.
If there is no end to making books, then there is an equal and opposite oversupply of reading material. I'm here to ease your burden, and I should know. Imagine the copious amounts of assigned reading in seminary. On top of that, try reading for pleasure as well as to stay abreast of current events. It's not easy, but it is possible to read more with less energy... if you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are some of my tips for reading more efficiently.