In the article “Fifty Shades of the Good Book” Christianity Today writer Sarah Zylstra reports that having the Bible available as an e-book has boosted Bible sales and reading. This is especially true in places where Bibles are hard to get or there is a stigma attached to going into a Christian bookstore, like Muslim countries:
“The fastest-growing areas for digital Bible reading are where access is restricted, said Troy Carl, national director of Faith Comes by Hearing. The ministry’s second-most popular audio Bible (after English) has become Arabic. On average, those in traditional Muslim countries listen three to four hours at a time—far more than the average three to four minutes of those in developed countries.” (Read all of “Fifty Shades of the Good Book”…)
Personally, though my main study Bible is a physical book, I use the Bible on my ipod quite often during my devotions when I want to check a string of references, in church to follow along with the pastor’s message, and anytime I want to look something up and my ipod is handy. It’s not to hide what I’m reading but because having the entire Bible in a gadget that’s compact and weighs a few ounces is just plain fabulous!
What about you? Has the Bible in ebook made a difference on how you read, study and listen to it?