It’s one thing to be unfamiliar with Scripture when you don’t own a Bible; it’s another thing when you have a bookshelf full. No Spiritual Discipline is more important than the intake of God’s Word. Nothing can substitute for it. There simply is no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (Colorado Spring, CO; Navpress; 1991) Chapter 1: Bible Intake (Part 1)