I am so very pleased with my purchase of the eBook version of the Orthodox Study Bible. It gives me yet another opportunity to have it near me in all of my devices both portable and home-based. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in having the same experience.
There are soberminded, negative critiques available for this study Bible. They are well worth reading to help one decide whether or not this is a Bible to purchase. I also would like to address the question about why the words of Christ are not printed in red. Priests have explained to me that we do not split apart the Holy Trinity this way, as if the words of Christ are "more important" than the words and work of either the Father or of the Holy Spirit. God is One in Holy Trinity, and the "red ink" subtly implies a separation. Makes sense to me, and I hope it will be helpful to others as an Orthodox explanation.
I purchased this item to use with my Pandigital E-Reader. It was one of the listed readers that was supported. However, I was not able to download this ebook to my reader. My Pandigital has the latest Android Software from the Pandigital website. Neither the CBDreader or the Digital Editions will download to the reader. I finally got the e-book to download to my desktop and tried to print out the pages on the Introduction to the Orthodox Church section. It keeps skipping some of the pages and will not allow me to print the pages being selected individually or as part of the group.
My complaint is that for me this is neither portable or useful for study since I am unable to import nor export text. Any note taking has to be done with pencil and paper while looking at the computer monitor.
The notations accompanying the text are generally brief and yet still have a depth to their theology. The Orthodox approach and presentation of the text is theologically tenable and thoroughly logical. For those who are accustomed to the scholarship of the MacArthur's and Scofield's of the world the Orthodox notes will be mind-blowing. The purchase is valuable if for no other reason than the English translation of the Septuagint that is published within.