Is reading worth the time investment when so much is forgotten? John Piper says yes. In a message long ago (July 12, 1981) he said this:
What I have learned from about twenty-years of serious reading is this:It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is some new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two. I do not remember 99% of what I read, but if the 1% of each book or article I do remember is a life-changing insight, then I don’t begrudge the 99%.
Referenced in this blog post: Sovereign Grace Ministries /2010/06/09/Keep-Reading