Holy Bible, e-book divine?

This article originally appeared on christiansciencein.com. September 7, 2012

In a recent issue of the Detroit Free Press, Cassandra Spratling reports that most American families no longer own a Bible. But many now read the Scriptures electronically on iPads and smart phones, which begs the question, do electronic devices have a place in worship?

It might be impractical to swap an e-reader for a paper Bible in a Catholic mass, since the Holy Book is held high and displayed on the altar. Some Protestant worshippers agree a Bible printed on paper makes them feel closer to God, since it doesn’t need batteries.

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