Is it important to read? I would argue that it is very important for a pastor to read and to read widely. First and foremost I believe that reading in order to learn is an essential characteristic for those who desire to “Love God with all their minds.” Second, I think Jim Shaddix statement articulates another clear reason for a pastor to read. —“The development of a working knowledge in various fields will not only sharpen your intellect but enable you to engage the church and the culture form an informed perspective.”
Never forget the old maxim, “Leaders are readers.”
 Jim Shaddix, “How to Build a First Rate Library,” The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching, 576.