Article: Kindle Singles & The Washington Post


The link below is to an article that considers a possible relationship between Kindle Singles and The Washington Post.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/could-kindle-singles-flourish-at-jeff-bezos-washington-post_b39393

Article: Kindle or Traditional Book?


The link below is to an article that considers one man’s choice between the Kindle or traditional book.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/aug/02/kindle-paper-books-bookseller-e-reader

Article: French Drop Lawsuit Against Google


The link below is to an article reporting on an agreement reached between French publishers and Google in the Google Books lawsuit.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/french-publishers-association-drops-lawsuit-against-google_b23664.

Article: Microsoft to Join Barnes & Noble in Formation of Newco


The link below is to an article concerning a partnership between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble in the formation of Newco, which will look to develop digital reading products.

For more, visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Apr12/04-30CorpNews.aspx

Article: Apple iBooks and Apps


The link below is to an article that reports on the clash between interactive books being sold as either iBooks or Apps by Apple. An interesting read on an issue that may impact ebooks into the future.

For more visit:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1826105/apple-ipad-ibooks-app-store-corona-amazon-horse-magic-bats

‘Reformers and Their Stepchildren,’ by Leonard Verduin – An Update


 

As visitors to ‘At the BookShelf’ would know, I have been reading ‘Reformers and Their Stepchildren,’ by Leonard Verduin. I have now started chapter four and progress through the book may appear slow and you may think this is a reflection on the quality of the book. That would be a mistaken assumption however.

In reality I am finding the book a brilliant treatment of the differences between the ‘partial reformers’ (such as Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, etc) and the more ‘radical reformer’ who sought a complete transformation of the church to that which more accurately reflected the New Testament model.

The ‘slowness’ of my reading is more a reflection of my reading half a dozen or so books at the same time. Reading so many books at any given time is fairly normal for me – in fact, I would call normal (for me) reading far more books at any given time, but I am trying to reign myself in a little here. I just love reading – I am a bibliophile and bookworm remember 🙂

The third chapter of Verduin’s work has to do with the lack of true church discipline in the churches of the Reformers and their indifference (generally speaking) to ungodliness in the church (remembering that their churches basically included all in a given location or region).

The third chapter presents a very clear case of the real time contradiction of the Reformers and the reform they were bringing to bear on such places as Geneva, Zurich, etc. To a large extent their work of reform didn’t go anywhere near far enough to satisfy their ‘stepchildren,’ who when they tried to go further were branded as heretics, with their efforts at a more thorough reform being identified by the reformers as evidence of their heresy.

It is a very engaging chapter I believe and one that is helpful for shedding light on Christianity even to this day.