Karen Swallow Prior spoke at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in a breakout session titled “Why, How, and What to Read.” The relationship between God and his people, she argued, has always focused on the centrality of the Word with a specific emphasis on written words. In fact, it may be said that reading is a supernatural gift from God—one that can be accepted, rejected, or lost. It is therefore incumbent on all believers to cultivate the ability to read the right things, in the right ways, in order to steward the wonderful gift of reading that both enriches our lives and also deepens our relationship with the Word who took on flesh and dwelt among us.