The Effects of Digital and Skim Reading

Maryanne Wolf writing for The Guardian:

Look around on your next plane trip. The iPad is the new pacifier for babies and toddlers. Younger school-aged children read stories on smartphones; older boys don’t read at all, but hunch over video games. Parents and other passengers read on Kindles or skim a flotilla of email and news feeds. Unbeknownst to most of us, an invisible, game-changing transformation links everyone in this picture: the neuronal circuit that underlies the brain’s ability to read is subtly, rapidly changing - a change with implications for everyone from the pre-reading toddler to the expert adult.

Read this entire article—and don't skim.

As I see more and more Christians carrying only the Bible on their phones, I'm especially concerned about how all this is impacting our ability to read Scripture well.

eBook Deal: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

The Kindle version of The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, the Advent devotional my family will be reading through this year, is on sale for $0.99 today.

You can also pick up the PDF for free over at the Desiring God website.



Looks like you can pick up the audiobook version of The Dawning of Indestructible Joy for free this month, too.


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