When I first started using computers, I quickly adjusted to the ease of searching through web pages or documents for the word or phrase that I was looking for. Most of the time it’s just a matter of Edit > Find, or something similar. Then, when I was using a paper book, especially a reference book, it seemed horribly analog and outdated that I had no way of searching through the text except for looking at an index and manually flipping through pages.
And now we have ebooks! Almost all ebooks have a built-in search function. All you have to do is type in the word that you want to find, and the software will find the first instance of it in the text, and then the next. This is much faster, and now that we live with laptops and tablet computers and smartphones, it is something that we have come to expect.
With Christmas coming up, I had a thought: this must make it so much easier for those who study the Bible to look up passages. To be totally honest here, I am not a big Bible-reader, but I have tried to look up a passage in the Bible, and it felt almost impossible. Perhaps that is because of my lack of knowledge about the Bible, but it’s such a large tome that I think it would take a lifetime of study before a person was familiar with the location of all important passages and phrases. Bible eBooks have got to make this easier and more fun for Bible study.
- Free Bible Download Samples (Book of Genesis)
- King James Version Bible eBook
- American Standard Version Bible eBook
- New Living Translation Bible eBook
- New American Standard Version Bible eBook
- New Revised Standard Version Bible eBook
- Darby Translation Bible eBook
A Bible ebook is sure to be a great tool for any Bible study program. I’m not saying that Bible ebooks should replace your cherished family Bible, but it’s a useful reference source, just like any Bible online that you can search on the web. An ebook might be even better than an online Bible because you can put it on your eReader or mobile phone, and take it with you everywhere.
Do you use the Bible online or as an ebook? I’d be interested to hear about your experience with it.