Reader feedback: Do you use a printed Bible or a digital version at church services?
The Detroit Free Press reports:
DETROIT — Not too long ago, the sight of someone using an electronic device during a worship service might lead an observer to assume that person was not fully engaged. But not anymore. Reading the Bible used to mean reading a book, but increasingly, people are getting the Word on smartphones, iPads and other electronic devices.
So then, what will happen to the printed Bible? The last word has not been written on that, but experts speculate that its unchallenged reign is over.
“The Bible is sort of the flagship of the printed book culture,” said Timothy Beal, author of “The Rise and Fall of the Bible” (Mariner, 2011, $15.95). “The printed word is losing its place as the dominant medium for reading.”
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Reader feedback: Do you use a printed Bible or a digital version at church services? Depending on your answer, please explain why you stick with paper or have switched to a mobile device? Be sure to include your full name, congregation, city and state in case we decide to quote you.