Truth time: I hardly ever use a physical Bible. Nearly all of my devotional reading and studying is done on my computer, smartphone, or tablet. I use a physical Bible when I occasionally teach at church and pull one out when I don’t want to have a screen in my face.
When I use a physical Bible, it is a multi-sensory experience. The scent and texture of the material, combined with the sounds of turning pages and seeing the words help to emboss what I’m reading into my heart and mind. Nearly all of my senses are engaged when I use a physical Bible rather than a virtual one and each Bible that I own provides its own unique experience.
Movies have been used for years as a way to reach people with the gospel. However, in some countries, unapproved religious content isn’t permitted.
Allegories like The Pilgrim’s Progress can subvert the censors in countries where preaching the Gospel is prohibited and give missionaries tools to share the love of Christ with people who desperately need it.
About Pilgrim’s Progress
The Pilgrim’s Progress has been translated into over 200 languages, has never been out of print and has sold over 200 million copies – more copies than any Christian book, next to the Bible. Written in 1678 by John Bunyan while in prison for holding religious services, The Pilgrim’s Progress is often cited as the greatest allegory ever written.