1. HCSB Notetaking Bible--bonded leather, black/brown
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    HCSB Notetaking Bible--bonded leather, black/brown
    Holman Bible Publishers / 2015 / Bonded Leather
    $8.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 81% ($36.50)
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    HCSB Notetaking Bible
    January 25, 2020
    This is an amazing Bible for anyone who is interested in truly learning the Word Of God. The lined space for note taking is tremendous for adding your own cross references and commentary.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 3, 2019
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great! Met all my expectations!
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love it and it is great for traveling on mission trips
    December 28, 2018
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I am a fan of the HCSB translation. When I first say they had a Journal Bible at the Christian bookstore I worked at, I grabbed one right away.


    -Great translation that is easy to understand

    -Size: It doesn't take up alot of space and can be carried in a purse or man bag.

    -Single coloum allows you to take notes and not worry which coloum you wrote about.


    -Font size: Not a biggie for me, but I do understand why some people might not like the small print.


    -Bleeding through with pens and highlighters: I think this depends on the pens and highlighters you use. The highlighters I use haven't caused a problem.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Now I can be creative in my Bible without worrying about perfection
    August 13, 2016
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Im slow to the adult coloring world. It wasnt that I thought it wasnt fun. I just have a hard time sitting still and allowing myself the time it takes to color. Being a musician, though, I was excited to see art being so widely accepted by churches as a form of worship. I just couldnt bring myself to do it.

    It wasnt because I was afraid of writing in my Bible. It was because I couldnt create those beautifimg_0573ul pages that Id still enjoy 5 years later. I was overwhelmed and frustrated that I couldnt be as creative and well, perfect. So I admired the pages of others from afar, but longing to join in.

    When I got this Bible, I was actually drawn to it because it was a notetaking Bible. Being someone who loves words and loves to write, it was right up my alley. It has the perfect amount of space, lined and unlined, to take notes from sermons, Bible studies, etc. The cover is nice and is unlike anything Ive seen. Its a good mix between the soft and hard covers.

    But there was more. Inside each page there is art. it is in light gray ink so that I can draw over it and color it in my colors. Finally, it can be exactly what I want and I dont have to worry about it not being perfect! I was so excited! I decided to start coloring in 1 Peter because I was going to be teaching it in the fall. I love that now I am able toimg_0571 join in worshipping God through the beautiful art and colors and creativity He made and gave to us. I can be an active participant instead of observing.

    I have a friend who gave this Bible to her mother-in-law. Shes going through a difficult time right now and is spending a lot of time in the hospital waiting rooms. This is a wonderful gift idea that will encourage and uplift those who open it, read it, and color it.

    I used the Staedtler pens on it, and it didnt even bleed through. I will probably experiment with coloring pencils soon, but I didnt know if would smudge over time or not.

    You pro-Bible coloring artists, let me know what tools you have found to work well in your artwork. Id love to expand my collection now that Im hooked.


    I received this Bible free from Lifeway and B&H Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great quality Bible for note-taking and studying.
    July 4, 2016
    Just Commonly
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
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    Do you take notes when you study your Bible? Do you have one Bible that is designated as your note-taking Bible - as one that you can write on it, highlight it and underline it? Well, if you do, I think you'll greatly appreciate The HCSB Note-taking Bible from Holman Bible Publishing and B&H Publishing. Now, I'm not an expert on translations, so most of this review is about what I like in terms of the physicality of this Bible. However, I will say the HCSB version is a simple and easy to understand contemporary English version. One feature of the HCSB version I do like is when it indents and create an easy to read "section" or "paragraph" of an important verse(s).

    First, the outside. The HCSB Note-taking Bible has a bonded leather exterior hardcover, making it sturdy and one to last for a very long time. At 8.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" thick, it's easy to carry around, but personally, I prefer it at home due to the weight (2.5 lbs) and I typically take more notes at home. What I also appreciate tremendously is the "open spine" feature. It is designed to lay flat and open no matter the page you are on, and without causing the spine to degrade in time like some glued spine books are (including Bibles). It also comes with a brown ribbon book mark to help you hold your last reading page.

    The interior of this Bible is just as top quality. The pages are ivory color with black print, and very small dotted line on the edge, serving as note lines. The lines are not strong in contrast due to the "dotted" nature, though I must say the space in between each line is on the small side. If you have large handwriting, you'll most likely go over the lines. The fonts are standard font sizes you find in most Bibles. Headings in a san serif font, and verses in serif. Jesus' words are not in red. Another aspect I do like about this Bible is the page numbers. It is located on the bottom right corner versus the typical on top next to or on top center of the page where the Bible page location are. I like the separation making it clear. And with that, I have to note the Bible verse/page number is on the small size.

    In all, I like The HCSB Note-taking Bible. It is easy to understand, read and take notes with. The great quality physicality of this Bible makes it one great gift or one to use for a long time.

    This review first appeared on Just Commonly Blog.

    NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from the publisher, B&H Publishing Group for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.
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