Reading Advice

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss habits for reading well.

Most of what we talk about on Mere Fidelity presupposes a lot of reading. What is the real use of reading? Is what we read more important than how we read? Why do some people who read for years never develop the habits of reading well? Alastair, Matt, and Derek discuss these questions as well as summer reading on this episode. #quitnetflix

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Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Anthony Trollope

P.G. Wodehouse

100 Days of Dante

Begotten or Made? book discussion on Mere Fi

The Book of the Month for June 2023 is Joseph Minich’s Bulwarks of Unbelief: Atheism and Divine Absence in a Secular Age. Minich argues that a felt absence of God, as experienced by the modern individual, offers a better explanation for the rise in atheism. Mere Fidelity listeners can get 40% off this illuminating work with the code MEREFIDELITYJUN23.


Extremely Illuminating
Reading well isn’t automatic.
Social Media Distractions
Performative Reading
Choosing What to Read
Thicker Books
Reading in Community
Misc. Advice

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