The biggest benefit reading a book can give you is the transformation of your mind and the courage to live out what you have just read.
I get that inspiration now and again when I read spiritual books. It excites me when I hear of others who do the same.
The book opened his eyes to the authority that the Christian had to change some of the events happening around him or her.
After reading the book, he was in a place where someone was saying blasphemous things about the church. He didn’t know what he could do to stop him.
He said he walked out of the room and prayed that the blasphemous spirit should stop.
When he went back in, the guy had stopped saying blasphemous things and saying what was in keeping with correct Christian teaching. And the guy was not even a believer
Another time, he said he was staying in a room that had neighbors who were always having constant fights and arguments.
After enduing the non-stop disturbance, he prayed that there would be peace. And as it happened, for the next 2 weeks, there was not a single argument or fight from the once-noisy-neighbors.
It reminded me how I spend so much time trying to talk people out of certain actions or decisions instead of just praying
Sometimes, prayer is the real work we should do to change situations and minds