Thursday, April 30, 2015

tolle! lege!

Reading aloud is more complex, and therefore more demanding, than silent reading.—Understanding Reading, page 34

1 comment:

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III said...

It appears that the early church did this as Paul commanded. Rev. 1:3 pronounced a blessing on reading out loud. This would benefit the believer who couldn't read, but the unbeliever as well.

Finally, it forces person to slow down and actually read the text. It forces a person to pay attention to the grammar, syntax, punctuation and intonation. The person must engage cognitive, aural, oral and eye arenas at once. Passively reading the allows the brain to disengage, the eyes to skip over words or skim the text; thus, missing vital information for the life in Christ.