The small country of Iceland is a nation of readers. In fact, its reported that each year this nation publishes and reads more books per person than any other country. On Christmas Eve, its a tradition for Icelanders to give books to family and friends and then read long into the night. This tradition dates back to World War II, when imports were restricted but paper was cheap. Icelandic publishers began flooding the market with new titles in late fall. Now a catalog of the countrys new releases is sent to every Icelandic home in mid-November. This tradition is known as the Christmas Book Flood.
We can be thankful God blessed so many with the ability to craft a good story and to educate, inspire, or motivate others through their words. Theres nothing like a good book! The best-selling book of all, the Bible, was composed by many authors who wrote in poetry and prosesome great stories, some not sobut all of it inspired. As the apostle Paul reminded Timothy, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness and equipping Gods people for every good work (2 Timothy 3:1617). Reading the Bible convicts, inspires, and helps us to live for Himand guides us into the truth (2:15).
In our reading, lets not forget to find time to curl up with the greatest book of all, the Bible.