I love books. I browse the latest catalogs to see what’s coming out. I can barely keep up with the new releases. But I am frustrated that many new books are dated so quickly. When I first started reading, most of the books I read seemed to have a timeless quality about them. They weren’t published to be read for a year or two. They were published because they had something important to say, and the message is still relevant today. Some of my favorite books are old editions of now out-of-print books. At lunch today, Sandy and I got talking about the value of these old books. Although newer books have been released on leadership, it’s tough to beat Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders. The writings of A.W. Tozer
are also timeless. He seems to have been ahead of his time. I’m surprised more publishers aren’t promoting some of these old classics, but I guess they’re a tougher sell. They have lots to say, and after all, there aren’t any royalties to worry about with many of them. I’d love to hear what classic books you think deserve to get a wider reading. Which books would you recommend as having addressed a subject so well, it deserves to be read widely today?