Cherie Harder | Why Read Stories?

July 12, 2013  Cherie Harder

At a time when when education reform has increasingly emphasized science and technology education over the humanities, and reading in general and literary reading in particular is declining among all age groups, "why read stories?" has become a question both for education policy-makers and cultural theorists. But even in the midst of this structured decline, reading literature has important implications for both civic life and the Christian life.