Reader reviews of the HCSB

Reader reviews of the HCSB September 21, 2011

The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) was one of last month’s giveaway books. Thanks to Phil McCheddar and James Durbin for sending in reviews of the translation and keep a look out for tomorrow’s post announcing our September giveaways!

HCSB Translation

“Not having heard much about this translation before, I didn’t know what to expect. It turns out to be a relatively accessible translation. Comparing it with other translations it certainly is more readable than the ESV, and even the NIV, but not as simplistic as the GNB or CEV… (read more)” – James Durbin 

“I think the HCSB is very good translation for study purposes because it follows the underlying Greek/Hebrew fairly closely but still manages to sound like normal, fluent English. In contrast, the ESV often sounds rather awkward and wooden, eg. “Lead us not …” (ESV) compared to “Don’t lead us …” (HCSB)… (read more)” – Phil McCheddar

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