CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible, Brown LeatherTouchHolman Bible Publishers / 2017 / Imitation Leather$13.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews Video
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jar of clayStoughton, WIAge: 55-65Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5Good Large Print Bible, But . . .August 3, 2018jar of clayStoughton, WIAge: 55-65Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible (Brown Goatskin Leather) is a fine bible and well worth the cost through Christian Book Distributors, but it does have some deficiencies as well.
The CSB (a revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation) is a fine translation. It is quite literal and yet reads very smoothly, in natural English. By comparison, the NASB, NKJV, KJV and ESV are very literal and, in some passages, difficult to understand. These translations give priority to the underlying Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek word structure . The CSB remains as literal as possible, but uses dynamic translation when a literal rendering would be difficult for an English language reader to understand. The CSB utilizes gender modified language sparingly in accordance with the Colorado Springs Guidelines (guidelines for gender accurate language in Bible translation). By comparison the 2011 NIV translation goes way beyond the Colorado Springs Guidelines in its inclusion of gender modified language. The CSB revision does not include the Bullet Notes feature, which was a part of the previous HCSB translation. This is unfortunate, because the Bullet Notes explained traditional biblical terms, which may not have been clear to modern Bible readers. Nevertheless, in my opinion, the CSB is the best combination of accuracy and readability available in an English Bible translation.
The CSB utilizes an in-text cross-reference system, which I find to be much more usable than the current Holman center column cross reference system. The Holman center column cross-reference system uses tiny super-script letters which are virtually impossible to see (even with 20-20 vision). While there are not as many cross-references, in this in-text system, they are at least usable. One unfortunate deficiency in this Bible is the lack of a Word Concordance. The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible does include a helpful Topical Subject Concordance. But, I often locate passages, based on my recollection of a word within a phrase; a Topical Subject Concordance is not much help in this instance. The font size in this Bible is excellent (nice large print) although there is some print bleed-through on the pages. And finally, the size of the Bible is very nice; it is easy to carry and fits comfortably in one's hand.
Holman Bible Publishers are noted for producing quality products. This Bible is no exception. It has a sewn binding for durability and a ribbon marker to use as a place keeper. Although the brown genuine goatskin leather cover is soft to the touch and well crafted, the leather layer is very thin (it wrinkles when the cover is bent). The previous HCSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bibles used a genuine cowhide leather cover which was more supple and much thicker (it was as good as covers on Bibles costing twice as much). Comparing apples to apples, the HCSB LPPSR Bible had a significantly better quality leather cover than the CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible.
IN CONCLUSION -
CBD's price on this CSB Bible makes it well worth the investment. The accurate CSB translation, large print and handy size make this a great Bible for everyday use.
ipso facto5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent quality. This has been my everyday bible for the past six months.June 13, 2018ipso factoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased the CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible about six months ago and love it. It has been my everyday reading and church bible since I first opened it. The font is large (I would say around 11pt - I have seen conflicting numbers mentioned in various places) and the typeface is clear and dark. Good amount of whitespace in the text, but the margins are narrow so little room for notes. I am very sensitive to ghosting and I found the ghosting in this bible to be minimal and only a problem in some of the poetic sections. It is less of a problem than in most large print bibles I have seen.
Although this is described as a "reference bible", it does not actually have traditional full cross-references like you would find in most reference and study bibles. There are a few references at the end of most paragraphs, but without superscripts within the text itself to link them to specific words or verses. This actually makes the text easier to read and that was my primary goal for this purchase. I use a study bible with full cross-references for deep study anyway. This bible does include all the footnotes of the CSB translation, which are very good.
The dimensions are 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches, and it weighs 1 pound 12 ounces
The overall quality of this bible is excellent, just like most books printed by Holman. The stitching should last a lifetime, and the faux leather LeatherTouch cover has a nice feel. I recently found that Holman prints this same bible in the NKJV translation and I am considering purchasing that as well.
phelonda-5 Stars Out Of 5CSB bibleApril 4, 2018phelonda-Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0very nice bible! phelonda
jerry5 Stars Out Of 5CSB Large Print personal Size reference Bible,brown Genuine Goatskin LeatherFebruary 19, 2018jerryQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Nice Bible with the print large enough to read but not too large. I would recommend this Bible to anyone. CBD also delivered the Bible on time
MS EMNPhiladelphia, PAAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Print too smallNovember 28, 2017MS EMNPhiladelphia, PAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2This Bible is a very good Bible, however, be aware the print is small and light. You can also see the words on the next page. Wish I would've ordered larger print because I still have to wear glasses with this print. Otherwise, excellent translation.