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B & H Publishing Group HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed

Real Questions. Straight Answers. Stronger Faith. The Apologetics Study Bible will help today's Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading.

The Apologetics Study Bible features valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, J. P. Moreland, and Phil Johnson.

Other features include:
  • The full text of the popular Holman Christian Standard Bible translation
  • Two-color page layout
  • Introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics
  • Double-column format
  • Book Outlines
  • Translation Footnotes
  • Articles on ethics, science, archaeology, philosophy, and non-Christian belief systems
  • Study notes that explain "problem" passages
  • Sidebars on Scriptures misused by cults
  • Profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C. S. Lewis
  • Plan of Salvation
  • Lined pages for recording personal notes
  • Gold page edges
  • Thumb indexed
  • Two ribbon markers
  • 10-point text size
  • 9.50" x 7.25" x 1.50"
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Customer Reviews for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
Review 1 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
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Not nearly what I expected

Date:November 3, 2011
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IamLED
Location:Wilkes Barre, PA
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Would recommend only for the fact that it is an HCSB translation with the apologetics notes, and the physical workmanship is really good. FAULTS: Not enough cross references in the apologetics notes; hardly any in the "bullet notes"; "bullet notes" are basically a condensed dictionary, not nearly as concise as a good biblical dictionary; indexing system is poor, in sets of 3 books; books should be individually indexed or tabbed, no option given for either of these; the apologetic notes and articles are good, however, the need more scriptural cross references, and some need to be placed differently, or highlighted differently. The placement and light shading used especially with "Twisted Scripture" sections makes them annoying. Finally, the HCSB translations I've seen before have been "red lettered", that is, Jesus' words in red type, this one is not. This is more of an advanced beginers or intermediate bible.
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Review 2 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
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5 out of 5
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Beautiful & Helpful Study Bible

Date:May 20, 2011
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MikeJ
Location:NC
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Let me start with this: I love the text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. This is the first completely new translation in quite some time, and it is very well done. Holman blends the word-for-word method of formal equivalence with the though-for-thought readability of dynamic equivalence, ending in something the publisher calls optimal equivalence. IMO, this methodology results in a very precise, yet eminently readable, translation.
Second, this is the most beautiful Bible I've ever read. The design and use of color and graphics is extraordinary. I love the gold ribbon across the middle of the page showing alternate translations. And the light blue verse numbers really make the text much easier on the eyes. The publisher also does a great job of using illustrations and pictures. Even the thumb tabs are beautifully done and augment the appearance of the Bible. Plus, there are two ribbon markers to help you find your page.
The study notes are fair and even-handed. They are not always as academic as the study notes in the ESV Study Bible, but they are quite good. They tend to do a very nice job of explaining things clearly and concisely.
My only real complaint is that I would have liked a better concordance, but that is a minor quibble when the rest of the Bible excels in so many areas.
The combination of beauty, helpful study aids, and precise but readable text make this Bible very hard to put down. The Holman Christian Standard Study Bible has quickly become my favorite Bible, and I gladly recommend it to you.
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Review 3 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
Overall Rating: 
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Date:May 6, 2011
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DJLawsonSr
Location:Anderson, IN
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Thjis is one of the best study bibles. The commentary really helps in my daily study.
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Review 4 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
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Great product

Date:November 20, 2010
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Terry
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I gave this as a gift and it was a big hit. Thankyou
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Review 5 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
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Date:June 25, 2010
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Cathy Lee
This is a must have Bible! A fabulous gift to give and get one for yourself to help defend our faith.
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Review 6 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Black Bonded Leather, Thumb-Indexed
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Date:January 28, 2008
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Nathaniel
Such information is paramount for the new Christian that is buffeted with a plethora of New Age dogma, which is not new at all, ( the deification of man.) Which has it's roots in Satan's first Lie, " You will not die, but be like GOD, knowing good and evil."
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