CJT’s (Actual) Kindle!

Yes, the headline is correct. I am now the proud owner of my very own, real, hand-held Amazon Kindle! Thanks to my generous wife and children, I received this gift Sunday for Father’s Day. And I am so impressed with this e-reader! Not only did it find the books I had already downloaded onto my PC Kindle, but it allows me to do amazing things right from my living room chair! Like shop for books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Search for any title I am interested in. Download books and book samples in a jiffy through our home wi-fi connection (my tech-savvy boys got this set up last year), or anywhere else I may take my Kindle. And, of course, read books – thousands of books, all on one device! I am excited to say the least! Will it revolutionize the way I read? Time will tell. I do not see myself abandoning the traditional methods. You have heard me defend the time-honored printed page here many times. But I also plan to take advantage of this new method of reading. It is amazing technology – and the reader’s screen sure looks like a real printed page! I have a lot to learn as far as usage is concerned, but I will master the Kindle! And it will go with me to the beach and the cottage and to work this summer! Stay tuned for further reports. I will keep you up-to-date on my progress – and on those good Dutch e-book deals!

One thing I would like to get on it right away is a good Bible, preferably a study Bible. I did some browsing last night on it, but nothing jumped out at me. If any of my readers has a suggestion, please let me know. And, remember, whatever your method of reading, keep reading!

“He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.”

– Barrow

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”

– Edmund Burke

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

– Ray Bradbury

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

– Groucho Marx

1611-2011: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version

1611-2011: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version.


As I have announced here previously, the Protestant Reformed Seminary is sponsoring a conference marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. This will be held Sept.16 and 17, Friday and Saturday, at the First Byron Center (MI) Christian Reformed Church. Three (3) speeches are planned by our three professors, one on Friday evening, and two on Saturday morning. A new website has been set up to advertise this event; you will find it at the link above. Plan now to attend, whether you are a PR church member, or an interested friend. The PR churches continue to use the KJV in our official as well as organic church life. This would be a good time for us to renew that commitment and to learn why we do. Be sure to check out the website for details on what the speeches will cover. It looks to be a fine conference. Will we see YOU there?!