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Introducing the HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible now available in today's most popular colors and designs. You'll enjoy holding this comfortable trim size and find the 8-point Bible text very easy to read but most importantly you'll be surprised just how thin this Bible is making it ideal to carry with you wherever you go.
- Two-column text setting
- Center-column references
- Topical subheads
- HCSB Bullet Notes
- Eight pages of full-color maps
- Words of Jesus in Red
- Presentation page
- Family record pages
- Two ribbon markers
- Gold page edges
- 8-point text size
- 9.00" x 5.75" x 1.25"
- Genuine top grain cowhide premium cover
The HCSB translation emphasizes that every word of Scripture matters. A team of more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations pursued two values with every translation decision made: each word in the HCSB must be faithful to the original biblical language, and each word must reflect contemporary English usage. Take a look for yourself and see why the HCSB is becoming the Christian Standard Bible for English readers around the world.
|Format: Cowhide Leather|
Number of Pages: 1314
Vendor: Holman Bible Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 1.20 (inches)
|Text Color: Red Letter|
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: Gold
HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible, Dark Brown Genuine Cowhide Thumb-indexedHolman Bible Publishers / 2014 / Genuine Leather$17.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible, Dark Brown Genuine CowhideHolman Bible Publishers / 2014 / Cowhide Leather$15.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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HCSB Large Print Ultrathin Reference Bible, Brown Genuine Cowhide, Thumb-IndexedHolman Bible Publishers / 2014 / Cowhide Leather$34.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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HCSB Large Print Ultrathin Reference Bible, Brown Genuine CowhideHolman Bible Publishers / 2014 / Cowhide Leather$19.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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This edition of the HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible is based on a new typesetting of the HCSB text, a more robust cross reference system, and binding with a higher aesthetic appeal.
Other standard features include a presentation page, family records section, eight full-color maps, concordance, plan of salvation, alternate readings, HCSB Bullet Notes, and a two-piece die-cut gift box.
Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: Male2 Stars Out Of 5The Holman HCSB, Deluxe Ultrathin Reference Bible in Black Genuine Top Grain Cowhide, is an Excellent Idea, but Poorly Executed.May 11, 2015Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2I would love to give this Bible a glowing review. It is a good idea. My favorite size Bibles have been ultrathins. They are generally pretty portable and handy. An ultrathin with, sewn binding, some references, top grain cowhide leather cover, edge lined binding, opaque paper, and legible typeset is a wonderful Bible to have. If done correctly, they could sell them as fast as they could make them. Like I said earlier though, the design needs to be properly executed. There have been some problems with both review copies I was sent. The first copy arrived with the gold stamping on the spine missing in spots, the tail band was sliced, one of the end pages was dog eared, the cover was not glued down to the inside liner well enough, this allowed the pages to get between the liner and cover, and the pages were all stuck together. The gold stamping would have been enough to send this Bible back as it is fairly expensive. The second Bible sent to me to replace the first one has leather debris sandwiched between the cover and the liner, leaving two lumps on the front cover. These will cause the cover to wear out and eventually put holes in it. That would have been enough to warrant sending that Bible back as well. Generally, I am very pleased with Holman Bibles. Many of their Bibles are produced in South Korea. This one was produced in China. Almost all of the incidents Ive had with defects in workmanship or materials, have been with Bibles made in China. It doesnt seem to matter who the American publisher is, whether it is Lockman, B&H, or Hendrickson when they make Bibles in China the quality control is problematic.
Where Holman stands above some of the other publishers is in their customer service. They have quickly and courteously supplied me with another copy, when I brought the defect to their attention. Some publishers were unwilling to replace defective copies. Lockman has replaced defective copies as well, but this review is of B&H.
If this Bible would have been produced without defects, with a higher quality liner, and end papers, it would have been worth the retail price. I would suggest that B&H stop making this Bible in China, and move the production to someplace with higher quality standards. This would have been a great Bible considering the ambition of the design. It was shipped in a cardboard box with paper packing. The retail box inside is a two piece box, that should be retained for storage. The Bible inside the box was wrapped in black construction paper to protect it during shipping. The cover is supposed to be top grain cowhide leather. It does feel very soft, but it has been pared pretty thin. I dont know if Holman supplied the leather or allowed the Chinese binder to provide the leather. The liner looks like a synthetic material. It doesnt glue well to the hide cover. The end papers are very thin as well. This might have been done to increase the flexibility of this Bible given that it is edge lined bound and not case bound. I appreciate what they were attempting to do, but the end papers just came off as cheap. I love when a Bible has a genuine, high quality hide as a cover. The smell and feel of a genuine hide, not to mention the durability, ensure many years of use. Combine that with a flexible sewn binding, and you have an easy opening Bible that lies flat on your table, or can be wrapped around itself, to be held in one hand for easy reading. The line matching helps to keep the text legible in conjunction with the uniform printing and ink consistency. This is a double column paragraph format, red letter edition Bible. There is an oddity that puzzles me. They printed the book names and chapters on the bottom of the page, instead of at the top where it typically is located. It makes you pause for a moment when trying to turn to a specific scripture. Chances are good that I could have been sent a Bible with zero defects and my review would have been extolling the virtues of this great little Bible. Chances are, you might order it and receive a good copy. I just happened to get tow in a row with defects. The good news, is that Holman will make it right if you get a bad one. If you really want an HCSB in ultrathin that is edge lined and covered with top grain leather, this is about one of your only choices.
Ken5 Stars Out Of 5Just terrificFebruary 2, 2015KenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased this Bible as a gift for my wife. HCSB is one of my favorite translations. Accurate yet easy to read. I think their team did a fantastic job of making the Word understandable to the modern reader. This edition is a work of art. The binding is solid and strong and the leather cover is soft and feels great in your hands. The Bible is flexible enough to lay flat right out of the box. As an added bonus, customer service from Christian Book was outstanding.
JB1969Age: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Deluxe Ultrathin (9781586404314) ReviewDecember 3, 2014JB1969Age: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5My Brief Summary:
Cover and Binding (5 out of 5)
The cover of my review copy is a black, genuine top grain cowhide which includes a matching leather liner. The cover has a very, very nice smell. First impression out of the box was one that reminded me of a quality leather baseball glove from times passed. The cover allows for enough grain that would encourage one to hold it for long periods of time and not let good. The cover is outstanding and provides a moderate amount of thickness without being in the least bit stiff. Supple is the word that first comes to mind.
The binding is excellent. The Bible opens anywhere and lays flat without hesitation, including the front/back cover! I would describe this as a floppy cover, but the binding provides an appropriate amount of support that helps one hold and use while standing when teaching or preaching. There is zero gutter crinkle, found in other bibles at times from various reasons. The sewn binding can be confirmed upon close inspection of visible threading in front and back and the appearance of signatures employed.
Paper and Print (4.5 out of 5)
The paper used is very good, and somewhat opaque, with little bleed-through present. The paper doesnt have a sheen like some bibles have, and is good enough to turn pages without fear of tearing. Likewise, the paper doesnt pucker or curl up when the bible is open and laid flat on the counter.
The font is good for its size (I prefer a slightly larger font purely personal preference), and is very easy to read. If it were a bit bolder, I would give it a perfect score. Having said that, the print is consistently crisp and even throughout the Bible. The typeset is very good and not overly crowded, maximizing readability. It is a red letter, and the color of red is true red and not a strange orange or even an inconsistent faint red, as found in many Bibles. The print and paper on this Bible is considerably better than an older, expensive premium Alan NIV reference Bible I purchased, to put into perspective.
Layout (4 out of 5)
This is a two-column, paragraph format. The standard textual layout is here: poetry set to verse and OT quotes are offset to make them easy to identify. The references are located in a border-less center column. One interesting feature is that the typical Bible text (page number and name of beginning/ending chapter and numbers) are all placed at the bottom of the page. Not as big of a deal as I first imagined, but something noteworthy to mention. I prefer a traditional layout. A dream Bible would include a bit more white space, but that would also bulk up the Bible. I love the size of this Bible overall. Its weight and size fit very nice in the hands. The Bible includes the HCSB Bullet notes section in the back along with a decent concordance and nice color maps.
BH Publishing Group provided this Bible to me free for review. I was not required to give a positive review - only an honest review. My opinions are my own and I highly recommended this Bible!