Some chap somewhere has said that in 5 years you’ll be the same person you are today except for the books you read and the people that you meet. Though, I think a tad simplistic I do believe that in 5 years you will be shaped by what you have read (or did not read).
Call me a nerd all you want, but I am a firm believer that it is very beneficial for a pastor to cultivate a reading culture within the community that he influences. Consider these words from Mark Dever:
Without knowing it I have actually put many of these things into practice in the church where I currently serve as an associate pastor. With a much help from Mark Dever here are the Top 7 ways to create a reading culture in your church.