One of the ways we encourage our counselees to learn the Christ Centered message is through reading. Although many prefer the printed page, ebooks have been gaining popularity because they are conveniently carried and read on a smart phone or tablet. Petar Atanasovski observed:
“No doubt about it, the publishing world has come a long way since Gutenberg introduced the printing press in the 15th century. Modern digital publishing has enabled us to carry wholesome libraries inside our pockets as we can access all of our favorite books and magazines via mobile devices. Technological advancements have completely transformed the world and shaped the way we think, learn, progress, and connect with one another. They have also deeply influenced the way we enjoy life and spend our free time. The shift from the analog towards the digital is evident in new reading habits, which made their impact on the book industry. Healthy projections say eBooks are here to stay: they currently account for about a quarter of global book sales…” (Digital Publishing: eBooks Statistics Indicate Growing Popularity).
Recently Grace Fellowship International finished publishing most of its book store on the Kindle platform. See https://gracefellowshipinternational.com/kindle-ebooks/
Ebooks have advantages that include:
- Avoiding the time and expense of shipping the printed books
- Avoiding high international postage fees
- Immediate access to the ebook content
- Convenience and portability of storing books online or on multiple devices
Many smart phones and tables have the feature of the device reading the Kindle book audibly…turning it into a kind of audio book. Here’s a how-to article about that:
So, whether increasing your library of Christ centered counseling and discipleship literature is to edify yourself or to provide equip a counselee, keep in mind the availability of this ebook inventory.