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Letters to AO

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Letters from 25 to 31 May 2009

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And the Word was made electronic, and dwelt among us

I was very interested in your editorial about the book, with its reference to the Amazon Kindle. I imagine there will indeed always be paper Bibles, but I have recently acquired a Sony Book Reader - I read a lot and also travel a lot and it is good not to have to carry shoulder-dislocating bags of books around. But the Sony Reader is linked to the Waterstone's book database (you cannot download to it from Amazon), and although they have a very big selection of ebooks to download it does not cover their whole database. I tried to buy a Bible, and they do not supply an electronic one. I am writing to them about this, but in the meantime I thought I would share with you my notion - that an electronic Bible is actually easier to use than a paper one. If you want a particular passage you can search for it quickly, and those who have Book Readers can share passages with each other. Anyway, I would be interested in other readers' thoughts on the electronic Bible.

Jane Griffiths
Saint Alban, Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
25 May 2009

(Editor: Anglicans Online have for years been big fans of, because it is, as you say, easier to use than a paper Bible. We like the idea of the Bible being available in as many forms as possible, and we hope that it will soon be there for your Sony Book Reader.)

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