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David McKay | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 2 2020 3:26 PM

May I ask a question or two about your reading habits, please?
I’m researching this for a course I’m running at our church next month on Bibles and Bible translations called
Bible translations: can we have confidence?
1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy?
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader?
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software?
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone?
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet?
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program?

Thank you very much for reading this and for your eagerly anticipated answer.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 4:09 PM

David McKay:

1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy <<-------------------------------------------
ereader
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? I average a little over two a week
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? 2 o 3 a year
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? never
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? never
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? never
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? daily, Logos
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? never

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David McKay | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 4:47 PM

Thanks very much for your fast reply, M J

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 4:47 PM

I read many books to include bibles in Logos Bible Software that I finish and start more. My print bible I use in church. I also read on average 2 to 3 books in print all the time. I finish and start new books all the time.. I never use my phone or tablet to read anything in my library. 

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1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy?  3-4 per month
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? 1-2 per month
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? - 1-2 per year
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? - Yes
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? - Yes, often
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?
Daily in Logos (preferred), 3 times per week in hard copy (church), 2-3 times per week in tablet and phone.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 5:23 PM

David McKay:

1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader XX
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? 1/mo
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? 2-3/wk
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? 6/yr
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? never
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? yes
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? daily; tablet, PC
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? never

And now questions for you! I'm curious about your research approach.

David McKay:
Bible translations: can we have confidence?

1. Do you use translations specific to other traditions?

2. If not, what do you perceive might be wrong with them? If you do, why?

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Rob Bruce | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 6:11 PM

1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader 
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet

Ereader on iPad

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy?

Prob once a month, usually poetry


3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader?

3-4  monthly


4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software?

6 to 8 a year


5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone?

No


6. Do you read whole books on a tablet?

all the time


7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?

Logos 100%, PC, Tablet, occasionally phone


8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program?

3-4 times monthly

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 7:13 PM

David McKay:

May I ask a question or two about your reading habits, please?
I’m researching this for a course I’m running at our church next month on Bibles and Bible translations called
Bible translations: can we have confidence?
1. What is your primary method of reading a book = Logos Bible Software
2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? = almost never
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? = never, although I'm not sure if you count an ipad mini. If so I have used is some but not lately.
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? = Several books a month on average
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? = yes, many of them.
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? = yes but not a lot (see above answer on #3)
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? = I read the Bible though a few times/year, and do that almost exclusively on my laptop
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? = I read several book per month on a combination of all three. My preferred way to read the Bible is on my laptop and my preferred way to read a book is on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. I used to read on an iPad mini but, since smart phone increased their size I do it on my phone.

Thank you very much for reading this and for your eagerly anticipated answer.

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David McKay | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 7:17 PM

Hi Denise

Thanks for your questions and for your reply to mine.

In my seminar, I hope to cover these topics:

1.What makes a good Bible translation?

2. The ABC of Bible translations

3. Which is the best way of translating the Bible?

4. Some myths about Bible languages

5. The value of learning Bible languages

6. Three Bibles to avoid

7. Tips to help you read the Bible

Over the past fifteen years, I have been going through the whole Bible in a variety of versions, in print and in two audio versions. I attend an evangelical Anglican church, but am of credobaptist persuasion. Some of the versions I've used are from outside my tradition, including two versions which incorporate the Apocrypha. Some may have been produced by folk who had a different understanding of the authority of the Scriptures, including the two I've mentioned and maybe The Bible for Everyone, by John Goldingay and Tom Wright 
I have enjoyed reading 

NIV, 1984, TNIV version and NIV2011

ESV

Good News Bible

New Jerusalem Bible

Revised English Version

The Bible for Everyone

The HCSB

New Living Translation

Contemporary English Version

J B Phillips New Testament in Modern English

I listened to a lightly dramatised version of the King James Version from bible.is

and The Bible Experience, performed by an African American cast.

I found the study notes in the New Jerusalem Bible unsettling, because of the stance concerning the accuracy and authoirty of the Bible.

I hope this answers your questions

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2020 8:52 PM

David McKay:
1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet

Cover to cover? E-reader (Kindle Paperwhite). I do read quite a bit on my computer, iPad and iPhone as well, but from front to back it is most likely on the paper white. 

David McKay:
How often do you read a whole book in hard copy?

Almost never

David McKay:
How often do you read a whole book with an ereader?

~2 books per month

David McKay:
How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software?

If you mean on the computer, Almost never. Within the mobile apps, the answer would be slightly different. 

David McKay:
Have you read a whole book on a smart phone?

Yes, but not often. I do, however, pick up and read parts of my books while killing time (i.e. at the doctor's office)

David McKay:
Do you read whole books on a tablet?

Yes... not often, but more often than my phone. 

David McKay:
How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?

My "daily devotional" reading plan is nearly exclusively read on my iPhone! 

David McKay:
How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program?

By "bible book," you mean "Acts," "Romans," and "Psalms," right? The answer would be several a month, at least... but rarely one in any one sitting. 

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 4:05 AM

David McKay:

1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software<<---This.
smart phone
tablet

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? About 1 a year
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? never
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? 2-3 a month
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? Yes, many
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? No.
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?  Logos or phone, depending on what I'm doing. I usually only use paper Bibles for preaching or teaching, and that only sometimes.
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? I do all my regular Bible reading through Logos, either on desktop or phone.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 4:44 AM

David McKay:

May I ask a question or two about your reading habits, please?
I’m researching this for a course I’m running at our church next month on Bibles and Bible translations called
Bible translations: can we have confidence?
1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet
(strange way to phrase the question. I read primarily on my laptop and use Logos Bible Software there, but I probably use the Kindle cloud reader more, mostly for fiction. I also use the Kindle for PC app, the Chrome browser and the Adobe Reader for PDFs etc. on my laptop to read whole books but not so often as the Logos Bible Software. Logos definitely tops for non-fictional books). 

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? probably one or two a month, has decreased considerably over the years

3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? this is rare, my Kindle device is nearly exclusively used in summer vacation

4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? more than one a week. 

5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? Sure. Especially when traveling by train or by plane, but also during normal days, reading on the smartphone is convenient. I read more books on the smart phone than in hard copy. I use the Kindle app, but also the Logos app. 

6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? this is as rare as the ereader, possibly because the tablet is an old Kindle Fire mostly lying around idle or used for some games. 

7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? I find that I read the bible on my laptop (in Logos, of course) and on my smartphone nearly exclusively, save for small group. While I still like the printed book with persistent markups etc, conveniently jumping to cross-references, easily reading multiple translations and (a big one) adjusting the print size on screen, as well as having it constantly in front of me or with me has settled this for the laptop and the smart phone.

8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? Both my regular bible reading plan and the schedule of my small group work on pericopes rather than whole books. Accumulating those readings over the weeks, months and years, I probably should say I read on average a book per month or even more. Only now and then I may read a smaller bible book in one go (and then use either Logos or the smartphone for it - can't remember when I last read a whole Bible book in a paper bible, maybe a year ago or more, possibly Philemon or one of John's letters)   

Thank you very much for reading this and for your eagerly anticipated answer.

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PLBuff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 4:58 AM

1. Primary book medium: Hard Copy

2. How often in hard copy: ~1/month

3. How often a whole book with ereader: never

4. How often a whole book w/ Logos: 2 per year

5. How often a whole book on a smart phone: never

6. How often a whole book on a tablet: 2 per year, through Logos

7. Media for Bible reading: tablet/smartphone: occasionally. I prefer hard copy for Bible reading.

8. Whole Bible book on phone/tablet/software: almost never.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 5:17 AM

1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software Logos
smart phone
tablet

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? about 4 times a year
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? about 4 times a year
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? about 8 times a year
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? Yes, while commuting
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? Yes
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? Daily, no particular preference
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? Never

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 5:17 AM

1) Primary: tablet
2) hard copy: 1 / year (to keep my library card active)
3) ereader: 3 / year
4) Logos: (when I can not get it elsewhere) – 1 / year or so
5) smart phone: yes, 1 (total ever – screen to small)
6) tablet: yes, my primary reading method
7) Bible: tablet (smart phone if I forgot the tablet) Computer when doing deeper studies Hard copy if at the pulpit
8) Last time I read the Bible-in-a-year used Bible software programs and took many notes:
Used at the same reading English translations of the OT Greek and Hebrew and NT TR, Majority and Critical. [used programs as at that time as I did not have a NT Majority text in English in Logos. Waiting for the WEB. (they are having fun converting a Critical transition to a Majority one)]

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 5:37 AM

David McKay:
  3. Which is the best way of translating the Bible?  

Depends on target audience.  For example, for deep study needs to be true to the original text.  But for light reading a devotional translation like the Message can be useful

David McKay:
  6. Three Bibles to avoid  

Are you going to tell us or do we need to take your class?

David McKay:
  7. Tips to help you read the Bible  

I tell some that are trying to read the Bible cover to cover that bog down in Leviticus to skip Leviticus and finish the rest of the Bible.  Then when they finish and someone asks if they have read the entire Bible they can say that they have read all except Leviticus.  After admitting that they did not read Leviticus they will find the motivation to read Leviticus. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 6:02 AM

1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software
smart phone
tablet

Soft copy - either Logos Bible Software (desktop or tablet) or Kindle (primarily for fiction)

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy?

I haven’t done this for years
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader?

I am typically reading a few books on an e-reader at the same time (using reading plans)


4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software?

Frequently - 30 last year, for example


5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone?

No

6. Do you read whole books on a tablet?

Yes


7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?

Daily - either Logos desktop or tablet


8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program?

I’m working through Bible books most of the time - typically on a tablet with Logos

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John5796 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 10:50 AM

David McKay:

May I ask a question or two about your reading habits, please?
I’m researching this for a course I’m running at our church next month on Bibles and Bible translations called
Bible translations: can we have confidence?
1. What is your primary method of reading a book
hard copy
ereader
Logos Bible Software - Yes
smart phone - Yes (lunchtime at work)
tablet

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? - One per month (approx.)
3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader? - Never
4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? - Rarely
5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? - Never
6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? - Never
7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? - Read daily. Logos desktop or phone.
8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? - Rarely

Thank you very much for reading this and for your eagerly anticipated answer.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 11:55 AM

1. What is your primary method of reading a book—Logos

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy?—Last read a hard copy book 3 to 4 years ago.

3. How often do you read a whole book with an ereader?—Almost never

4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software?—1 or 2 a month

5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone?—No

6. Do you read whole books on a tablet?—iPad using Logos

7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer?—Daily, Logos on Desktop

8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program?—Varies, Currently following reading plan in For the Love of God, Volume 1. Used Volume 2 last year.

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Kevin Clemens | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 3 2020 12:11 PM

1. What is your primary method of reading a book: hard copy / e-reader (about equally these days)

2. How often do you read a whole book in hard copy? 2-3 per month

3. How often do you read a whole book with an e-reader? 2-3 per month

4. How often do you read a whole book with Logos Bible Software? 1-2 per month

5. Have you read a whole book on a smart phone? Never

6. Do you read whole books on a tablet? No (my e-reader is a Likebook Mars; I much prefer the eInk for using Logos/Verbum)

7. How often do you read the Bible on the above media? What medium do you prefer? Daily in Logos

8. How often do you read a whole Bible book on a smartphone, tablet, or in a Bible software program? Not often; sustained Bible reading I still do in hardcopy; I use Logos/Verbum for looking at smaller selections, especially the daily readings from the Lectionary.

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