Search by translation, redlettering, type size, binding and much more!
Item description for HCSB Student Bible-Blue/Brown DuoTone by Holman Bible Publishers...
Overview Holman Bible Publishers is pleased to offer its first student Bible featuring the popular Holman Christian Standard Bible® translation, combining biblical accuracy with modern readability like never before. A visually driven product for a visually driven culture, The Holman Student Bible enhances the study of God?s Word with colorful page designs, explanatory sidebars, engaging study questions, and many other reading helps that are especially relevant to the development of true faith among this new generation.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a non-profit publisher made up of people who are passionate about taking God's Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters™, we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.
Broadman & Holman Publishers has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about HCSB Student Bible-Blue/Brown DuoTone?
Excellent Translation Jun 27, 2008
I love this translation. I'm giving it five stars because it's such a great translation, but I do want to interject here, before I get started with the important stuff, that "imitation leather" is a . . . hmm . . . generous description of the binding. Don't misunderstand--I love the binding. It's durable and attractive and flexible and looks to be hard wearing. I haven't damaged it yet and I've used it quite a lot. It's just not very leather-like.
Before I bought this bible (I got it at a bookstore) I sat and read most of the Gospel of John, which is a book I know very well. I was nothing but impressed with the ease of reading and yet depth of this translation. My previous favorite, the New King James is still a wonderful translation. I love my Amplified. The RSV is great, but though I'd hate to be without any of them, I love this one best.
I don't read Greek or Hebrew, so I certainly can't give a commentary on the accuracy of the translation except as compares to other well-spoken-of translations, but in that regard I would say it shines. It says the same things with usually pretty much the same implications, only it says them in a way that's instantly easier to grasp. (For me, anyway.)
It's not that I can't understand the others--even the AV, but they take more work and don't really provide any more meat so far as I can tell. Since it's going to take any of us quite a lot of time to individually parse each verse of the Bible, meditate on them all, look up the Strongs definitions of the key words, write our own commentaries, it's nice to have a translation like the HCSV that is a little more accessible.
My only complaint (and it's a biggie) is the lack of the cross-references so abundant and helpful in my NKJV. (Maybe there are more in other editions, but they're missing in the Student Bible.) There are references, but they're of the sort where they tell you which OT passage Paul is quoting. That's good to have, but I like to have cross-references to other related passages. Otherwise I need several books strewn around, balancing on the arm of the chair, etc. It's just inconvenient.
I'm looking forward to seeing the HCSB become available in other editions with more general commentary and better research helps included. Meantime, I'm enjoying my HCSB and highly recommend it to anyone.
Grace and Peace,
HCSB and great work! Jan 19, 2008
HCSB! The HCSB is a very promising translation. It reads like the NIV and has the accuracy of the NKJV. This student bible may not qualify as a full-blown study bible (it could use cross-references and more notes) but it is a great work. Conservative & basic.
Almost everything I wanted... Aug 27, 2007
I must say i did a lot of searching before i came to the decision of purchasing this bible. I was looking for something that wouldn't slow me down with old English but that was also true to the original manuscripts. I'm not a bible scholar by any means, but from my experience so far this is the one. Full of pictures, maps, related topics and quotes, it helps with understanding what happened where and when without overdoing it. And is not a young teenie bible where they try to relate everything to problems in school. For me the one thing it was missing is the Apocrypha...noting that there are important historical puzzle pieces found in them...i think it would have been a good idea to include them like early bible editions did, instead of just referencing them. But i found that the pros outweighed the cons and it's worth the small price. I definitely recommend this bible over the KJV or NIV for reasons that you can read about elsewhere. By the way the pages are very thin which i don't mind but others may, the simulated leather is very nice, silver leafed pages, and lays open easily...two thumbs up...hope i don't get sued by Ebert.