Reading has profoundly impacted my life, and probably yours too. As church leaders, many of us are voracious readers, and nearly everyone we know reads at a high level. The problem of illiteracy never occurs to us.
But we’re living in a tiny ghetto of the highly educated. The fact is that 43 percent of adults in the United States—that’s maybe 139,000,000 people—read at a barely functional level or below.1
Which means there probably are people in your congregation who can’t read the sign on the restroom door.