I just got my Kindle last week as an early birthday present from my husband. I have never received any gift that I liked so much! I have always had a bit of an aversion to electronic items, secretly longing to be Amish, lol!! But, I had no idea how useful it would be and how much money it is going to save us in our homeschool! I have a question about reading the Bible on it though. I find that I am reading the Bible so much more now, (I downloaded my favorite ESV for free and also a daily through the Bible in a Year copy). I admit I feel weird reading the Bible from my Kindle, even though I am reading it more from my Kindle. Do any of you see any harm in this? I think I feel guilty because I think my children should be seeing me read from a “book” and I am pondering using the through the Bible in a year version on the Kindle for our daily family reading.
Just looking for some opinions!! Thanks!suzukimomParticipant
I use it.
The only concern I see there at all is that the kids don’t know it is the Bible you are reading instead of another book. I think it is a pretty minor concern.Laura.boraParticipant
I don’t have a kindle, but for me, I could see not being able to jot notes and underline important scriptures being a problem. I have never been good at keeping a seperate notebook, and keep all notes like that in my bible. I’m assuming you cannot do that with a Kindle.MamaSnowParticipant
I would think that provided they have seen the Bible – the actual book – in other contexts it wouldn’t be too difficult to just say that you are reading from the Bible off of your Kindle and they would make the connection in their minds. I know what you mean about it feeling a little weird though! I’m still finding it more comfortable reading the Bible from the actual book myself, although I have enjoyed reading lots of other things off my Kindle.
Just curious, where did you find your Bible-in-a-Year for the Kindle?
Jen, I got it from Amazon. It’s one of two things I’ve purchased for my Kindle. It wasn’t free like the ESV. I think I paid $9 for it and it is NLT. It seems very easy to navigate according to date and has chapters broken down per date as “New Testament”, “Old Testament” and “Psalms & Proverbs” for each day which could easily be broken down into 3 daily readings. Here is the link, I think you can download a sample as well…suzukimomParticipant
Laura – yes you can jot down notes and underline passages in the Kindle… although one thing to keep in mind about underlining passages is that it stores a copy of that text in your “notes and annotations”… so if you underline a LOT in your bible it will take up more space…TukataParticipant
I use both the actual paper Bible and my Kindle Bible with my kids. They LOVE the Kindle and think it’s so neat that I have the Bible on it. I think as long as sometimes you use a real Bible so they can learn how to find things in a “real” Bible is important. Maybe they could follow along in their Bibles while you read from the Kindle? But, more and more these kiddos are going to be using technology for things and I think it’s great that they can see the Bible on something like a Kindle. Just my thoughts!TukataParticipant
Oh, and I have the free ESV on my Kindle too- did you see that the ESV Study Bible is only $10 for the Kindle!! (As opposed to I think $40 or so for the paper version) I downloaded a sample and it looks really neat – maps, etc. Just wanted to throw that out there!
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