Category: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible Review

I’ve recently been using Holman’s HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible. Holman’s version of a creative journaling Bible has many similarities to the other Bibles on the market and a few differences. ________________________________ Buy From: Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million and many local Bible bookstores __________________________________ BINDING The HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible has a bonded leather over board cover in warm brown. (Also available in purple linen over board) It has one matching ribbon bookmark and measures 8.5″ x 6.6″ x 1.5″ and weighs 2 pounds and 5.5 ounces. It has a sewn binding with overcasting. The liners are thick paper with...

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Holman HCSB Military Families Bible Review

Military families are different from most families. They have to deal with a lot of moving around and being apart for long periods of time. They deal with the worry of the day-to-day dangers of work, and they’re always on the clock. The Holman HCSB Military Families Bible was made specifically for them. At its core the Military Families Bible is an HCSB Large Print Reference Bible. What sets it apart is the 60 devotions and prayers in the back that were written specifically for military families. Buy from Amazon Binding The cover is a stylized American flag of...

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Quick Look – Holman Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible

I spent a day in Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore in Knoxville, TN secretly filming reviews and taking pictures of Bibles. This isn’t as detailed as my standard reviews, and some of the photos and videos are blurry, but maybe there’s enough information here to help you decide if this Bible is for you. The Holman Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible is an HCSB edition made for those that want to draw, paint, and color in their Journaling Bibles. This one has over 600 lightly drawn illustrations that you can color or paint. There’s lots of room to add your own artwork as...

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HCSB Will Be Updated and Become CSB

The Holman Christian Standard (HCSB) is currently going through a revision. When the revision launches in March of 2017 it will have a name change: Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The HCSB title will continue to be used until the update in 2017. There will be a full line of Bibles for readers of all ages with the first run of products releasing March 2017. You can find more information at the new CSB website: The website includes translation information, transition plans, tools, merchandising, and products. The Bible in this image is the HCSB Study Bible. You can read the...

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The Gospel Project Bible – Review

Holman’s latest HCSB Bible, the Gospel Project Bible, is a devotional Bible that focuses on Christ as the unifying theme. From Genesis to Revelation it shows Jesus in the center of God’s plan of redemption. The purpose of this Bible is to show the overarching story and help readers see the connections. It includes 140 illustrations by Gustav Dore’. Binding This edition is hard cover without a dust jacket (I prefer them without dust jackets because they’re easier to handle). Holman continues their trend of including a ribbon marker with hard cover editions. I wish more publishers would do...

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