Reading the words of men is often easier than reading the Bible. Or so I’m told.
Here is what the psalmist says:
“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Psalms 119:97-105 ESV
Many friends devour the words of modern man to get ideas and encouragement.
Consider this alternative: set a period of time to fast from the words of men and feast upon the words of God! My guess is that dwelling deeply in the source, the living word of God will strengthen and enlighten you in ways men’s words cannot.