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A Bible that's easy to understand, trustworthy, and perfect for outreach with its seeker-friendly helps and an ultra-affordable price! It uses the crystal-clear CSB translation—updated for even greater accuracy, readability, and faithfulness to the original meaning
- “Frequently Asked Questions”—with answers
- “Where to Turn” topical guide to scripture for common life issues
- "Titles of Jesus" with Scripture references
- Topical Concordance
- Two-column text
- Topical Subheadings
- 6-point text size
- 8.25" x 5.25" x 1.00"
The CSB Outreach Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read it today — and live it always
Number of Pages: 704
Vendor: Holman Bible Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 X 0.88 (inches)
Text Layout: Double Column
|Text Color: Black Letter|
Text Size: 6 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
Features include: Two-column text, 7.25-point type, Topical page headings, "Where to Turn" section with Scripture references for common life issues, "Frequently Asked Questions" with answers, Table of weights and measures, "Titles of Jesus" with Scripture references, and a Topical Micro Concordance.
The CSB Outreach Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bibles original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSBs optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.
me5 Stars Out Of 5Economy worksNovember 8, 2017meQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5These Bibles look nice and are good quality for what they are: economy Bibles. I needed to purchase 12 Bibles for students to use. As I was paying out of pocket, price point was an issue. These Outreach Bibles fit the bill.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A New, Readable, TranslationFebruary 20, 2017Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Though an easy to read translation, this edition was difficult to read with its small font. Though a "faithful and true" translation, the text reads more like a paraphrase. This makes it a fun and enjoyable version to pick up and read. Let me provide one example of the text provided, using a familiar passage: Psalm 23
Psalm 23 A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have what I need.
2 He lets me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He renews my life;
he leads me along the right paths
for his name's sake.
4 Even when I go through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
as long as I live.
My biggest concern for this edition (other editions will vary) is the small print used. In bright light it is readable, but I have, at times, found it difficult to read.
Created by the same people who created the Holman Christian Standard Bible, it is unclear as to the connection the two translations have to each other. An early rumor suggested there was a conflict with the use of the name "Christian Standard Bible". The "Introduction" to the translation says,
Working with the original languages, an executive team of translators edited, polished, and reviewed the final manuscript, which was first published as the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) in 2004.
A standing committee was also formed to maintain the HCSB translation and look for ways to improve readability without compromising accuracy. As with the original translation team, the committee that prepared this revision of the HCSB, renamed the Christian Standard Bible, is international and interdenominational, comprising scholars who honor the inspiration and authority of God's written word.
As the pastor/chaplain of a small conservative group of believers that meet in the common room of a local senior apartment complex, this Bible is not likely to become my standard preaching Bible. However, as I have found the HCSB to be occasionally helpful, I would expect this to be true of this latest update as well. In the coming months this translation will be made available in other formats (e.g. devotional and study Bibles) and on other platforms (i.e. via your favorite Bible Software program).
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.