HCSB Large Print Personal Size Bible, Brown Genuine CowhideHolman Bible Publishers / 2014 / Cowhide Leather$17.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
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Maxwell5 Stars Out Of 5Best size for daily use, great choice.November 1, 2017MaxwellQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have the large study Bibles, love them, just too large and heavy to carry to church, meetings, carry just for personal reading. My other personal Bible has pages loose so looking for another with clear print and small personal size--this is it. I looked through many choices, sizes, print sizes, options, this one won out for my top wants, love it, love the brown leather cover too. The leather cover has a smooth buttery texture, nice even though I have covers for my Bibles. The print is larger than my older personal size, didn't know how much until I compared them, amazed how easy it is to read without going to larger giant print. The Bible has references with verses, enough explanation of difficult phrases/words at bottom of the pages to keep me reading with understanding. The paper is thick enough and not so delicate I'm worrying about tearing pages while studying and if using pens without bleed through, can be underlined without shadowing on the next pages (I'm careful to use pens or highlighters without bleedable ink). The print size is great, easy to read but not the really large, giant print (that requires more pages = more weight). It's the perfect size for following along in sermons, fits well in my lap without taking up all my lap and lightweight. Love the CSB version, accurate, readable but scholarly. When I want to study for deeper understanding, I make myself a note and do more indepth study with my big, wonderful study Bibles later, yes, several of them, but for daily use and this is a great size, print readable with ease, binding sturdy, fits the Wordpress inexpensive (but tough) canvas Bible cover, medium size (red cover is a touch too small), blue or black one is just right. Really like this size. If I could make this Bible even better, it would be to have a more extensive concordance and a cyclopedia index--but for what was really important--size, weight, easy to carry daily, I made choices and this size is really nice.
Chrissy5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful BibleSeptember 7, 2017ChrissyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I wanted a genuine leather Bible because my imitation leather Bible has not held up well at all in the 2 years I've had it. I wanted an ESV or HCSB, and chose this one for the price. The color is very dark - think milk chocolate candy bar brown. The leather is so soft, and the Bible is very well bound. It feels and smells like expensive leather. I have a very expensive cowhide camera bag that is not as soft as this Bible. I plan on ordering a few more to keep on hand as gifts, because it's impressive quality for the price. The Bible arrived marked 59.99.
Shauna5 Stars Out Of 5I'm enjoying this Bible.April 27, 2017ShaunaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible is just the right size and the font is very easy to read. It's attractive looking and I like the magnetic flap that closes it. The HCSB is easy to understand while being accurate. This Bible is a pleasure to read.
BibleLightSalem, ORAge: 35-44Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5Handsome, handy and helpful!April 20, 2017BibleLightSalem, ORAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I stockpiled these Saddle Brown Bibles cheap from CBD for family and gifts. It's like a reader's Bible with mini helps; pericopes (passage titles), a few cross references per paragraph, 8 page bullet glossary and a 14p topical index, but no word concordance. Big Bible text, but small end-of-paragraph crossrefs and footnotes. For comparison, the ultrathin HCSB has smaller print, full center column crossrefs and a 56p concordance. The HCSB is a modern smooth read with a mix of word-for-word and thought-for-thought translating. Great to study side-by-side with the more literal and traditional NKJV, which I highly recommend.
PROS: Handsome stitched cover and spine with gold gilding. Nice carry size, 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.3", slightly bigger than a Gideon Bible, but much smaller than a study Bible. HCSB has more extensive footnotes than the CSB, especially helpful in the OT. I rate the HCSB higher than the CSB because it is more unique (Yahweh, Messiah), more literal (slave), more footnotes, more gender accurate (him vs them), more deity pronouns (You vs you), 15 more verses (TR) and more definitions (bullet glossary).
CONS: Cover is not as durable as real leather, is stiff, doesn't stay open, needs breaking in. Small margins, little room for notes. Text has typical ghosting (see thru) and could be bolder and line matched. The unique HCSB 2009 may soon be replaced by the traditional CSB 2017.
BibleLightSalem, ORAge: 35-44Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5Real leather, real readable, real value.April 12, 2017BibleLightSalem, ORAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4We bought 3 HCSB LP PS RBs, brown cowhide indexed, ISBN 1586407929. 1 has half circle tabs, the others have larger rectangular tabs. The leather is semi rigid with a subtle grain, feels good. The color is flat cocoa brown, not dark chocolate. Expect some ghosting with the big serif font. Don't expect perfect gold gilding and tabs, room for notes, line matching or bold print. Look at the pics for page format. It's like a reader's Bible with mini helps; a few cross refs per paragraph, bullet glossary and a 14p topical index, no word concordance. For Bible covers, the actual measurements are 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.3", a handy size.
For comparison, the HCSB ultrathin RB (1586407465) has smaller print, full center column XRs, a 56p concordance and measures 9 x 5.8 x 1.2". Probably similar stats for the CSB counterparts. Holman Bibles last longer than glued, due to stitched spines, aka smythe sewn.