Saturday, October 12, 2013

Digital Devotion

Wow, it's been forever since I've written here, but it's not because I've not been reading.  I have been reading a variety of things, but have been going increasingly digital because, simply, it's just easier to carry a variety of books with me on my minitablet.

I've been surprised at how much I really enjoy reading on it.  The backlight makes the print easier to read.  At 7", it's the size of a paperback, so it fits in my purse.  Highlighting is very easy, and note-taking is relatively simple.

While I had already purchased The Archaeological Study Bible, I went in search of some decent free Kindle Bibles.  Most just felt clunky and awkward, but two seemed to work:  The Jubilee Bible and the Holman Christian Standard Bible.  The Jubilee Bible is paraphrased into very modern language along the line of Peterson's The Message.  It's very accessible, but seems a bit too blithe for me.

So, I turned to the Holman edition and found my free Bible choice.  Easy to navigate, virtually no formatting glitches, red-letter text, good quality translation.  All-in-all, a serviceable edition.

And you can't beat the price.

So, instead of carrying my Bible with me just on Sundays, it's with me all the time.  I like that.

What do you think about digital Bibles?

What Savory books are you reading?


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