The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition: Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers [NOOK Book]

Overview

This text edition of the HCSB has been optimized for easy reading on digital devices. Free from the visual clutter of footnotes, cross references, and other links, this edition is fast to navigate and easy to use.
The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and ...
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The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition: Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers

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Overview

This text edition of the HCSB has been optimized for easy reading on digital devices. Free from the visual clutter of footnotes, cross references, and other links, this edition is fast to navigate and easy to use.
The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you'll find God's personal name (Yahweh), the use of "Messiah" in the New Testament, and the use of "slave" in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you'll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like "behold" and "shall" are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place.
The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433601521
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1072
  • Sales rank: 5,987
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted October 9, 2010

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    5 STAR recommendation from me for sure! This Bible loads easily, search works well, I love it, best of all it was free!

    I had tried downloading other Bibles and had trouble getting past the first couple books - they took forever to load, and to find books then chapters was almost impossible. With this one, pagination is almost immediate, you can get to the book you want right away, then under the book you can get to the chapter right away - the up and down arrows work! you can access the notes and can add notes and bookmarks easily, Highlighting is also very easily done. It is in modern language and very readable.

    117 out of 127 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    So far so good!!

    Just downloaded this free version of God's word and read some to see if I liked the translation. It's great and very easy to navigate! v

    77 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    GREAT BOOK

    I found this extremely difficult to navigate through. It was fine if you wanted to read it from cover to cover. However with a Bible one may want to look up a specific verse and it is virtually impossible to do so. Spent over an hour on the support line trying to find a way to do verse searches and they also said could not be done.

    53 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    poor navigation

    when using this bible you can not pick the chapter you need you have to keep flipping pages. not recomended

    41 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Too difficult to use

    There is no way to use this as a research Bible. There are no page headings with book names and chapter numbers. The only way you can know where a book is, is to guess, then go to that page and scroll back to the beginning of the book to see if you are right,then scroll ahead to the chapter and verse that you want. It is very cumbersome to use.

    39 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    Excellent translation - poor navigation

    I am a big fan of the HCSB translation. However, the navigation in this edition makes it virtually unreadable.

    22 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    Highly recommended

    As a new christian I remember lots from my early years but fuzzy on many different things. Easy reading and very understandable. As flipping around goes I find I can be reading the right text long before many others during bible study ease to navagate thru. I see no problems with the table of contents even puting in notes is simple.

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Not bookmarked correctly

    The boookmarks in this ebook are not set up correctly. When you click to go to a chapter it takes you to the table of contents. Once in a chapter you can't tell what chapter you are reading either.

    19 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2010

    very useful

    people complain about pg number issues and slow downloads, but my nookcolor had neither problem (as there is a button labeled 'contents'). beautiful word of God not hindered by many distractions. i suggest for sure!

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Navigates fast for a large book

    I think this bible is very easy to navigate. Unlike other larger Bibles, this loads quickly and is fast enough to use during a bible study where quick navigation is needed. I am using a Nook Color.
    I just need to research is this is a sound bible version.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

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    Easy to navigate

    Very easy to navigate. Tap on the screen, click content, choose a chapter, and you're on the chapter you want. Plus, it's FREE!!!!!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Works well

    Now, I can finally read God's Word anywhere! There are absolutely NO issues. Download with confidence and be blessed!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    gerat digital version of Bible

    I have found this bible very easy to read on the nook. I have read other reviews that people have used other versions of the bible to study from, but I'm not using this as a study guide, just to read. It is much easier then in reading the hardcopy version.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    JOHN 3:16

    FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON SO THAT WHOEVER BELIVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVER LASTING LIFE

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    No navigation to indiv bks or chaps

    I downloaded the sample hoping this would be a useful Bible ebook. Excellent translation, but lacking navigation, it is not helpful. Since people don't read the Bible cover to cover, like a novel, navigation is critical in a Bible ebook. Please add navigation. Then people will want to read this edition.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Awesome Awesome Bible!

    This Bible is a great read for anyone interested in ESV or that kind of Bible, I read this Bible as a devotional every night and it is a kind of Bible that is relevent for our culture's way of speaking, Aside from a few words run together likethis-I give rhis version a five out of five

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    She

    I LOVE IT

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Awsome

    There were a few errors like "sworeto" when it should be swore too but other than that it was great. Oh and most of the bible in the shop aren't free. If people wan tto spread the word of God then they should make all the bibles free like this one. I usualy read the niv version but this is an older version its more "original".

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    No good!

    Very poor navigation. You have to step through every chapter to get to the one you want.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    BIBLE

    the bible is amazing & if you never read it you should. It has stories that will change your life. LITERALLY

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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