St Augustine heard these words, saw a bible and picked it up. The words mean ‘take up and read’ and so he did, thus changing his life. No, I am not telling you to read the Bible (not necessarily a bad idea). What I am doing is giving you the same advice that Dr Barry Hunt, one of my great professors at RMC gave all of us. He told us that it would not be enough to be technically proficient soldiers (or sailors or airmen). He admonished us to read. Read deeply and read broadly.