What’s the value of a good book?

I love getting lost a in a good work of fiction. A good book will take me away from many of my normal routines like reading blogs, news, commentary, and even social media. This week, I missed my weekly writing time because I was head-down in a great novel from Ted Dekker. It was a complete distraction to many of my normal daily routines.

I need distractions from time-to-time. I think all of us do. They help us to see something new. They help provide a break from routine. They help us think in new ways.

In this sense, a distraction isn’t bad. It’s good. Find a good book this weekend and let your imagination stretch out a little.