It's here. the complete edition of the translation so accurate, yet so inspiring to read, it literally sets the standard for generations to come. Fifteen years in the making, the Holman Christian Standard Bible is the work of 100 scholars from around the world collaborating on-line, in real time with the benefits of the best technology that has ever been used in the service of Bible translation. God's word comes through with power and confidence through carefully selected phrases and natural sounding idioms. All of this while placing the highest premium in giving to the reader the full range of meaning contained in the original languages.
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Snapshot(46 reviews)
21 out of 2681%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Cumbersome navigation makes it difficult to move from a reference back to passage you were reading. Poor font sizing of references makes reading a challenge. Page and line breaks are awkward rather than intuitive. Adding notes? Forget it.
I love this translation for its clarity and incisiveness, so I'm very disappointed with the app.
though i love the version (HCSB), having the index tabs to find my way through a new Bible, and the low price, i am less than satisfied with the Bible based on the cover, which seems more like a cheap imitation to me. and the poor quality of that cover lowers the value in my eyes; it puts it at the "fair" level on value at best. the price just doesn't compensate for the cover. i am seriously considering replacing this brand-new Bible.
The HCSV is very understandable and the layout of the pages on this reference Bible is very easy to read. Cosmetically it has problems as the writing on the spine is off center and there is an ink mark on the gold edging. Still I love it. It is my main Bible now.
While the HCSB in print edition is phenomenal, I just purchased the digital version and am very less than satisfied. After downloading the Android version of the eBook reader (for a Samsung Fascinate) and downloading the HCSB digital Bible, navigation was the first look at a bad experience.
None of the links work. Period. Clicking on them, it just sits there. Trying to scroll through page-to-page frequently takes you back to the beginning or jumps ahead a few pages.
Accessing the table of contents does nothing. Doing a search shows various topics but clicking one does nothing. Again.
While I cannot state whether it is the reader or the publication itself, it doesn't really matter. It doesn't work, at least for a Samsung Fascinate. I have many other eBooks and have no problem at all, even when others had horrible experiences. For $9.99, I am disappointed that this doesn't work.
For what I've read, it is an excellent translation. It is easy reading like the original NIV. As for book quality, it is excellent. The paper is quite thin, but with reasonable care, this Bible should last a long time.