Santa Barbara, CA
I absolutely LOVE this Bible! The version is new (to me) but puts the text in such a clear and powerful way while also staying true to the original Greek/Hebrew meanings. I love all the study notes and ESPECIALLY the cool word studies. I'm a language nerd, so any time I get to learn more about a specific important/repeated word in the Bible, it's a great way to add significance and understanding to the Word.
The quality of the materials is top-notch and feels like it will last me many years. I have already begun to "break in" this Bible with notes and highlights, and several people from my small group have expressed appreciation of the HCSB translation during our discussions.