Commenting on 2 Timothy 4:13 (“When you come, bring…my scrolls, especially the parchments”), Spurgeon said:
Even an apostle must read. He is inspired and yet he wants books. He has seen the Lord and yet he wants books…He has been caught up in the third heaven, and he had heard things which it is unlawful for a man to utter, yet he wants books. He had written a major part of the New Testament and yet he wants books.