“A Well Read Prophet” at Let Your Mind Alone points out that President Hinckley is reading and publicly referring to serious works from non-LDS sources that he has been reading. This is a wonderful example of following the scriptural command to seek learning “out of the best books” – a descriptor that obviously exceeds the small literary realm of LDS writers. Hurrah for President Hinckley!
There are so many great books out there demanding our attention, so much benefit to be gained by reading. Let us dig in and feast upon the many words available for our nourishment, while also feasting upon the scriptures.