This is my first book by nineteenth century author J. C. Ryle; it will not be my last. How Readest Thou? is an absolutely marvelous exhortation on the value and necessity of reading the Scriptures. It is amazing that a man writing over one hundred and fifty years ago could still speak so relevantly and powerfully to our generation. Anyone who could read this volume and not hunger more greatly for the Word had better call for the spiritual undertaker to pronounce his or her soul dead.