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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.

 

Update:

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

 



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