A new fan of the HCSB

Posted: 16th July 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation
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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!”


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