The value of a digital Bible

It was simple. I was going over to the library of the college where I teach to do some study. My physical Bible was with me as well as my notes on the passage I was working on. Within three minutes of getting into the library I found the huge advantage of what I had built in a small way in my digital Bible. I use Olive Tree Reader and over the years have added some very basic tools.

Without my reader, I had to use three huge volumes spread out. While that feels very scholarly, it was a waste of time. I do admit it helped with my non-existent strength training program, so I’ll be sore tomorrow. Other than that, it wasted time. I could have had some basic words in my text ready to go and then pulled out more targeted volumes that would have aided me in a great way.

I still love my physical Bible. I still love taking notes on a simple legal pad. But the crossover to digital is much more helpful than even I imagined.

Fun with my “Hacked” Nook

Practicing with my “Android” reader, I have downloaded the Olive Tree Reader, along with the Cadre Bible. Both allow me to have downloaded Bibles so I don’t need to be connected to wifi.

While I am still getting used to electronic Bible reading, it is more useful for taking notes within the text. The Olive Tree Reader is easier to make quick notes within the text, but both programs allow me to sync all my textnotes to Evernote. Evernote creates a file for the Olive Tree Reader or the Cadre Bible and then I can file them where I want after they have synced. It gives me a permanent place to place my notes outside the readers.

It’s a slow process for me. I still like the printed page. Yet, I am getting a bit more used to taking quick notes this way. (What I would like is to find a bluetooth keyboard that can make it that much easier to take notes on my Nook.)