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Kindle version could use some improvements!,
This review is from: The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV) (Kindle Edition)This is a review for the Kindle version! I love this version of the scriptures, so no complaint there. This is the full ESV version. Navigation is where I have the problem. Like another reviewer of a different version, I have some problems getting around. You can choose a book from the table of contents like you would choose a chapter in a regular book, then pick the chapter, but then you must page forward to get to the verse you want. This could be time consuming for long chapters. Also, verse #'s are the same size as the text so they can be a little hard to find. I have used MyBible on my treo for a couple years now and the navigation on it is much easier! Also, MyBible gives you the option to switch between other purchased versions with 1 click while staying at the same point. I will be carrying my Kindle to Sunday service and to Bible studies for at least a couple weeks unless I can't keep up while searching verses, then it would have to be back to the treo or hard copy, which I would hate because I love the Kindle screen and size so much better. I hope other publishers working on Kindle versions take the ease of navigation into consideration.
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2007 1:06:22 PM PST
I would love to know your opinion of using it after a few weeks. I would think a Bible publisher would know how most readers of the Bible use it and would put a better search function in it.
Posted on Jan 2, 2008 3:48:29 PM PST
R. Warren says:
I agree. Given that the Amazon authoring tools are basically HTML there is no reason the publisher couldn't have book and chapter jumps in the contents section. Just lazy on the publishers part. It wouldn't have taken that long to add chapter jumps as well.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009 3:34:53 PM PST
Jeremiah Yich says:
How could the navigation be better?
Posted on Mar 8, 2009 8:05:35 PM PDT
The Blade says:
Use the built in Kindle search function. Just type in the verse in the format used in this particular version and voila! you have a search result that will take you right to the desired verse.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009 5:26:43 AM PDT
Lucy Linda says:
I agree! I love the ESV version, but was disappointed on how it was slow and a little complicated to move about in the Bible on Kindle. Problem exists because it is like having 66 books all in one and the software still treats it like one book. I am sure it will soon be fixed and we can enjoy using our Kindle for all our scripture reading and study.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010 5:57:12 AM PST
Judith A. Marino says:
I guess I'll stick with paper until the product is improved.
Posted on Feb 8, 2011 8:21:05 AM PST
Dumilde Rangel says:
I've been having trouble with my NIV bible on the Boarders app for the iPad. The instant chapter select is clumsy at best, and when I the verses, it very unresponsive, and it finally jumps tot he verse the text glitches.
Looking for a good bible on kindle.
Posted on Mar 26, 2011 3:07:57 PM PDT
T. J. Wheeler says:
I agree with this critical review of Navigation. Although I have a different version, keeping up with cross-referencing at Bible study is both time consuming and frustrating. I suppose this problem lays with the publisher and I don't know what Kindle can do about this problem. If anyone who can improve navigation of Bible translations offered by Kindle is listening, please figure out a way to get from one book, chapter and verse of the Bible to another book, chapter and verse and back quickly.
Posted on May 15, 2011 1:24:47 PM PDT
David J. Webber says:
The navigation problem is only with the older Kindles. I have seen the new Kindle in action with this particular version and it works well. Takes you right to any verse. So, its not with the ebook, but with the Kindle itself.
Posted on Sep 5, 2011 8:39:22 AM PDT
Kenneth A. Carter says:
Although it may be cumbersome to move around the Bible, I'm thankful it's available. I cannot read books because of a disability leaving my arms useless. I have not been able to read material for many years so I know where I want to go to read in the Bible and happy it's here.