How to Help Your Students Read Books

Some college staff leaders have observed a recent trend that students are less motivated to read books. Many students struggle to read, don’t have the time, or lament that they used to read when they were younger. Perhaps this is mainly an effect from screens and our reduced attention span. Whatever the causes of this trend against literacy, does it matter? Given the resistance of students and our own challenge in convincing them to read books… should we even bother helping students to read? Is this a lost cause, and therefore we should just text our students a three-minute video clip when they have a question about evil and suffering?  Why should your students read books?  Books are sources of wisdom, and that’s reason enough to read them. The Scriptures gush about the superior value of wisdom as Proverbs 3:13-14 claims, “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom…