Tiffany Gee Lewis: Why we need books more than ever

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  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    Aug. 16, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    You are so right!!! The only advantage to the lack of reading actual books: I have been able, with some serious looking, to find dearly loved books from my childhood to add to my collection. Perhaps some day the "younger" generation will return to the intimate relationship that a beloved book can provide.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    Aug. 16, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    Wonderful article! To be perfectly honest, I am getting to the point where I cringe when ever the Sunday School teacher references a scripture and hundreds of small screen, hand held devices come to full attention. Granted, technology has great blessings to offer, but when it comes to the scriptures -- I like the old fashioned, batteries not required options.

    In our home, we have books. We also have carefully selected DVDs, but my children love having books read to them (not off of an i-pad). And we read to them. We seek out books, good books, and add them to our library. We have classics, we have fairy tales (in three different languages) and we have novels and self help books. We love books. And when the power grid suffers an interruption, we sit in front of the fire, a kerosene lamp close at hand and a good book to cuddle up with.