Spreeder is an online service that allows you to paste chunks of text, then it will display the words at 300 words per minute. Sound intimidating? There are plenty of variables to set if you need them, like to linger on certain words and to pause after sentences and paragraphs. I’m a very fast skimmer, so I thought I would try it out.
To test it, I plugged in a random few bible verses that I don’t know by heart and then I wrote what I remembered immediately after “spreeding” it.
Test run: Micah 1:1-8 (New International Version…it was a quick choice!)
The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah–the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. Hear, O peoples, all of you, listen, O earth and all who are in it, that the Sovereign Lord may witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads the high places of the earth. The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope. All this is because of Jacob’s transgression, because of the sins of the house of Israel. What is Jacob’s transgression? Is it not Samaria? What is Judah’s high place? Is it not Jerusalem? “Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble, a place for planting vineyards. I will pour her stones into the valley and lay bare her foundations. All her idols will be broken to pieces; all her temple gifts will be burned with fire; I will destroy all her images. Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes, as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used.”
Hear the word of God, which will roll down the mountains and fill the valleys with judgment and condemnation, because Judah worshipped idols which will be burned up, and Judah was like a prostitute.
Eh, kinda OK. I got the gist without any actual specifics other than idol worship and hills/valleys.
Try it out. Lemme know what you think.