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The MacArthur Study Bible

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Wonderfull

It works great with the nook. Maybe those that wrote it didn't did not know how to navigate thier nook. Right now the price is reduced. it's a great deal that you don't want to pass up.

posted by 6265300 on January 5, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

45 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

E-Publisher issue, not the Nook.

I love the MacArthur Study Bible! I have it in print form, so of course I wanted it in a digital format on my Nook too. I do wish that other translations were available though, like the ESV or NASB. For the record after a quick call to my local Barnes & Noble store, tho...
I love the MacArthur Study Bible! I have it in print form, so of course I wanted it in a digital format on my Nook too. I do wish that other translations were available though, like the ESV or NASB. For the record after a quick call to my local Barnes & Noble store, though the rep was very willing to help, she referred me to customer service. I called, and John, in the Philippines, was very helpful. He came to the conclusion that it was the e-publisher who needed to address my problem and offered a complete refund. John actually downloaded the MacArthur Study Bible on his device, I walked him through the issue and he found that he had the same problem as I did. So what is the problem? The MacArthur Study Bible has over 20,000 study notes, the only reason that I bought it in the digital format was to have access to the notes on my Nook. So here is the problem, when you open up a page, the pages have highlighted links, the highlighted links take you to other pages where the study note or map or whatever is located, to get there, you touch the highlighted link and it takes you to the page where the commentary is located, in some cases thousands of pages away from the original page. You read the study note, but now, how do you get back to the original page? There is, when you touch the link and it takes you to the new page, a little tab that appears at the top/center of the Nook page that says "back", if you touch it, it takes you back to the original page, the problem is that it only appears for a few seconds, and there is no way to get it back up. So if the original page was page 1 and the study note is on page 4000 there is no way to get back to page 1 after you read the study note. If you do touch the "back" tab that pops up at the top center of the Nook screen, before it disappears, it will take you back to page 1, but it doesn't stay there long enough to read the study note. The only solution that I found, and that John in customer service agreed with, was to first "bookmark" the first page, then touch the link that takes you to the study note page, then to return back to the original page, you have to touch the center of the screen, which brings up the blue tool bar at the bottom of the page, touch the "contents" tab, touch the "bookmarks" tab, then touch the "bookmark" that takes you back to the original page. Now obviously that isn't going to be very practical with a Study Bible that has over 20,000 study notes and extras that comprise about 6000 pages! So e-publisher would you please make the "back" tab that pops up, when you are taken to the new page, stay there? Or make a way to bring it back up on the screen? The problem that that fix wouldn't address is that, on the page that you go to, that has the study notes, there are even more highlighted links that will take you to yet other pages, and so on and so on. So ultimately what is needed, is a "back" tab, or "back to the original page" tab. I would also suggest to make the e-version like the printed version, place the study notes at the bottom of the same page as the Biblical text. Regardless, make a way to get back to the original page after following a link or series of links. Also there isn't any way to tell exactly where you are in a specific book. Once your off the title page it doesn't say the name of the book any longer, only chapters, verses, page numbers and links.

posted by KenUtah on May 15, 2011

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    E-Publisher issue, not the Nook.

    I love the MacArthur Study Bible! I have it in print form, so of course I wanted it in a digital format on my Nook too. I do wish that other translations were available though, like the ESV or NASB. For the record after a quick call to my local Barnes & Noble store, though the rep was very willing to help, she referred me to customer service. I called, and John, in the Philippines, was very helpful. He came to the conclusion that it was the e-publisher who needed to address my problem and offered a complete refund. John actually downloaded the MacArthur Study Bible on his device, I walked him through the issue and he found that he had the same problem as I did. So what is the problem? The MacArthur Study Bible has over 20,000 study notes, the only reason that I bought it in the digital format was to have access to the notes on my Nook. So here is the problem, when you open up a page, the pages have highlighted links, the highlighted links take you to other pages where the study note or map or whatever is located, to get there, you touch the highlighted link and it takes you to the page where the commentary is located, in some cases thousands of pages away from the original page. You read the study note, but now, how do you get back to the original page? There is, when you touch the link and it takes you to the new page, a little tab that appears at the top/center of the Nook page that says "back", if you touch it, it takes you back to the original page, the problem is that it only appears for a few seconds, and there is no way to get it back up. So if the original page was page 1 and the study note is on page 4000 there is no way to get back to page 1 after you read the study note. If you do touch the "back" tab that pops up at the top center of the Nook screen, before it disappears, it will take you back to page 1, but it doesn't stay there long enough to read the study note. The only solution that I found, and that John in customer service agreed with, was to first "bookmark" the first page, then touch the link that takes you to the study note page, then to return back to the original page, you have to touch the center of the screen, which brings up the blue tool bar at the bottom of the page, touch the "contents" tab, touch the "bookmarks" tab, then touch the "bookmark" that takes you back to the original page. Now obviously that isn't going to be very practical with a Study Bible that has over 20,000 study notes and extras that comprise about 6000 pages! So e-publisher would you please make the "back" tab that pops up, when you are taken to the new page, stay there? Or make a way to bring it back up on the screen? The problem that that fix wouldn't address is that, on the page that you go to, that has the study notes, there are even more highlighted links that will take you to yet other pages, and so on and so on. So ultimately what is needed, is a "back" tab, or "back to the original page" tab. I would also suggest to make the e-version like the printed version, place the study notes at the bottom of the same page as the Biblical text. Regardless, make a way to get back to the original page after following a link or series of links. Also there isn't any way to tell exactly where you are in a specific book. Once your off the title page it doesn't say the name of the book any longer, only chapters, verses, page numbers and links.

    45 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Terrible!!!

    This is the most poorly designed of any ebook I've come across, and that's a shame because MacArthur's commentary is a wonderful study tool to have. The people who rated this good and persuaded me to purchase this should have their heads examined. The interface is clunky. You are far better off with one of the free versions available!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Not for the simple touch

    Locks up constantly and I have to force quit. Only thing in my library that does not work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Macarthur Study Bible

    Disappointed can't access the study notes and comments in printed version...don't purchase digital format...not worth the cost

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    Look for different version

    This Bible did not work properly on my machine the first time. The second time I tried to download it Adobe said the file was not decoded correctly.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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