"The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder . . . What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection."
— St. Padre Pio
If you're reading the latest dystopian novel, may I make a suggestion? Call it post-dystopia if you like ;0)
C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce points to so much of what is going on in the world today...and it was written over 70 years ago! The artist who can't enter heaven to be with God because he is too busy trying to paint glimpses of God in the world; the theologian who has lost all interest in being near God because he is busily trying to prove God's existence. So many people, so engaged in their world that they have lost the ability to experience God, even when the opportunity is directly presented to them. It is a fantastic work.
If you have only a small amount of time to read, isn't it important that the time be well-spent?
We are blessed.