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Holman Bible Publishers HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, 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, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
Review 1 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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Date:January 8, 2014
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Bibby
Location:Columbia, MD
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I love this Bible. It is easy to read and understand. It is beautiful on the outside. I feel that I have really equipped myself with a wonderful study bible. I am confident that I will become a workman that need not be ashamed of explaining or giving an answer of what I believe.
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Review 2 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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Date:January 2, 2014
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GF51
Location:Tupelo, MS
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Quality of product is great. I very much enjoy the notes and other additional information included in this study Bible.
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Review 3 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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Nice Surprise!

Date:December 8, 2013
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ewias
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I purchased the paperback version a while back and was so disappointed with the font & the physical quality that I gave it away without spending much time with it. This study Bible is vastly different and is equal to my other three study Bibles in physical quality and in font size.
If you are new to apologetics or to Christ, I would rather recommend the ESV, NLT, NIV study Bibles for the theology. Learn about God first. You can get plenty of great apologetics books that systematically teach this subject. That said, this study Bible is for anybody that teaches apologetics or Sunday school or has a solid understanding of the Bible. This study Bible can be a great addition to your reading and study of apologetics. Another category of potential user is a disciple who is in contact with pagans or cultist like Mormons. This study Bible goes in depth in explaining Scripture that is taken out of context or twisted.
Regarding the articles, they are written very well and not dumb-down for lack of a better word. The notes are very interesting and I keep learning new things I didn't know. Academically, this is wonderfully written.
This is my first HCSB Bible and I'm impressed with the translation. I sometimes read parts of the OT in NLT but found that the NLT is sometimes vastly different that my ESV. Not so with the HCSB-it is a very modern English version that is similar to more literal translations. I still prefer the flow of the ESV and how it captures the genre, but the HCSB is solid and more suitable for public reading.
My only complaint is that I prefer burgundy color to black but that is a petty complaint. After rejecting the paperback version, I am very impressed on this product. Well done.
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Review 4 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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Script was stunning

Date:September 11, 2013
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Kim M
Location:Vancouver Canada
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I was extremely impressed with the service and quality as well as the shipping time. I will definitely do business here again.
Thanks
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Review 5 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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This is a great product!

Date:December 23, 2012
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kimberly
Location:ocala, florida
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I bought this for my husband and he loves it! It helps him when preparing for Bible lessons for Sunday school.
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Review 6 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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Not as Advertised

Date:November 15, 2012
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This Bible is the same as the 2007original edition. It is not the 2012 edition as advertised.
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Review 7 for HCSB Apologetics Study Bible, Mahogany Simulated Leather, Indexed
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I bought the slightly damaged one

Date:September 28, 2012
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Tanya Mauk
Location:Florida
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I didn't see any damage at all. Out of all the Bibles, which I have ordered from here, this is by far the most impressive one I have purchased. I have no need to search for another.
Beautiful leather, beautifully indexed, beautiful maps and charts and very informative in all of the information it contains. The print was even large enough to impress.
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