A new fan of the HCSB

Gary Zimmerli has posted on his initial experiences with the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), prompted by what he terms as “nagging”, in part by yours truly:

“But when I got the latest “Try it, you’ll like it” a few days ago, I decided this time I’m going to take a truly serious look at this Bible with the funny letters in it’s name. (HCSB? Where’s the “N” at the beginning? HCSB? Isn’t that a Christian radio station down in Ecuador?)

Try it, you’ll like it!

So I tried it…seriously. And you know what? I was wrong.

The HCSB is an excellent Bible! It’s not perfect, (I have to say that, otherwise somebody else will.) but I can honestly say that I now think the HCSB is truly a “Christian Standard Bible”. It is the first Bible I have seen that I think could be the next KJV. And that means I think it’s a better Bible for most people than the NASB, the ESV, the TNIV, the NLTse, and anything else I’ve seen out there.”

Gary concludes by saying:

“It’s not the prettiest, not does it feel heavenly in my hands, but when I open it up it’s certainly heavenly in my mind and heart!”

Amen!

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