Is it important for a pastor to read? I would argue it is a necessity for a pastor to read and to read widely. Here are two quick reasons.
- I believe that reading in order to learn is an essential characteristic for those who desire to “Love God with all their minds.”
- I agree with Jim Shaddix. While doing some research, I ran across this quote: “The development of a working knowledge in various fields will not only sharpen your intellect but enable you to engage the church and the culture from an informed perspective.”
Never forget the old maxim, “Leaders are readers.”
 Jim Shaddix, “How to Build a First Rate Library,” The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, 576.