Free Kindle Download of HCSB Available from Amazon

Several months ago I took a giant leap into the digital age by purchasing a Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet. Needless to say, since that time I’ve been reveling in all the free books and apps that are available for download from Amazon for such devices. One of the first items I downloaded was the digital edition of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. I’m not certain how long the HCSB has been available in this free format or how much longer it might remain available. If you’re interested in a really good digital Bible I’d recommend that you visit the link above and download this edition for your personal use. The digital edition is also free on the HCSB site, but the link takes you directly to Amazon for download purposes. (HCSB was still available for free download as of the date of this post.)

I decided to download the HCSB to my Kindle not only because it was free — which is never a bad thing! — but because I also have a “real” copy of this Bible that I’ve used for study for some time. I use the NKJV Bible for Sunday School and for church, but find that using the HCSB alongside the NKJV helps give an all around better translation of whatever it is I might be studying.

There aren’t any extras included in this digital version, such as study notes or concordance, but there are a number of ways you can tweak the Bible to your own taste as far as reading goes. For example, you can change the text size and color, the spacing between lines, how much of the screen is taken up by the text and screen brightness. It’s possible to highlight text in various colors and attach personal notes directly to that text. Bookmarking capability is also included. The text is extremely easy to read and the pages are uncluttered. Anyone who wants a visually clear and easy to read version of the Bible should consider downloading the HCSV.

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2 thoughts on “Free Kindle Download of HCSB Available from Amazon

  1. The HCSV was my constant companion for several years until I moved onto the Orthodox Study Bible, having become interested in Eastern Orthodox Christianity just a couple of years ago. But I still love my little compact HCSV too.

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    • I enjoy comparing the different translations but have not read from the Orthodox Study Bible. Is there a big difference between it and other versions and would you recommend it as a side-by-side study? I really like the “study” Bibles because of all the extra information you normally get from them, yet when I want to sit down and just read I usually use a New Testament KJV that belonged to my grandmother. We’re moving into a verse by verse study of 1st and 2nd Peter in our Wednesday night study next week, and it seems like everyone in the study uses a different version, so that makes discussion really interesting!

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