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New American Standard Bible Hardcover – January 1, 1998
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"I really like it! It is very easy to read. I can search for any passage in any book. And it syncs back to my pc. Cood tool to just read or read and study."The best thing is that the Bible is always with me!
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"The Bible installed with no problems on my BlackBerry Pearl. It easy to read and to scroll. Pages load very fast. I was able to search for words and search function works nearly instantly. Overall it works really well!"Very easy to read and search
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I was worried about finding a Bible that I could navigate easily on the Kindle, recognizing that the basic purpose of the Kindle doesn't really lend to using the Bible the way most of us use it. I've been wanting to have a copy of an NASB Bible, since both my Sunday School teacher and pastor have recommended it. Here's my thoughts on this version:
Kindle navigation: I can understand some of the frustrations others have voiced, but you do have to wait for the Kindle to index this as another reviewer mentioned. I tried it with the sample first, and it worked well. It's taking a while longer with the full version, but that's logical. However, even if it never indexes it completely, there is a built-in navigation that is faster than I can usually find anything in a hard-copy of the Bible. From the menu, the default option is "Go to." After choosing that, choose "Table of Contents." You can then choose the book, then the chapter you're looking for. You could also use bookmarks, but that may become complicated if you make a lot of them.
NASB version: So far, I like this version. Previously, I've used NKJV and NIV. As noted above, I wanted to try this version based on reliable recommendations. After using it just today for my first day of reading through the Bible in a year, I can already recognize some differences that in my opinion clarify some verses. For example, in Gen. 1:2, the NASB reads, "the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters" instead of "was hovering over the surface of the waters." It presents an images that I think is more consistent with the nature of God, and certainly does not detract. Also, in Matt 1:19, the NASB reads, "Joseph . . . planned to send her away secretly" rather than "send her away quietly." Those are the types of differences I am noticing. It is very easy to read without being so conversational that it loses meaning.
The NASB also puts certain words in italics that they have added to better clarify but that were not literally in the actual original text. This may sound alarming, but putting it in italics lets you see where there may be differences in version. And I haven't seen any of these yet that did anything but clarify.
This is "Large Print"? I assume that you need a magnifying glass to read the regular print. This is what I would consider a normal print. Quite readable. Binding is a little tight.
Was recommended by a trusted friend.
Quality printing and binding. Readable don't with minimal bleed thru.
(I use colored pencils to highlight passages.)
Have realized that my Church and Small Groups use the NIV translation so purchased one of those as well.
Will keep this as a "bookshelf Bible".
It is an transliteration, not a translation cum interpretation (like the horrible NIV). That means that they simply translate from original language into English, and then allow the Holy Spirit to do his work. The only tweak they make is to put the word order into contemporary English flow and add articles (the, is, a, and) to smooth flow out. That's it. No interpreting what the writers might have meant or intended. Just straight translation, the way it should be.
Since I'm using this Kindle version as one of several read-through-the-bible plans, then I'm not concerned with quick navigation - I knew my intended use when I purchased this Kindle NASB, so navigation wasn't a factor. As a reader, or text, bible then I highly recommend this selection. For jump-around access/study, it is not as well suited.
Reviewers of English versions always want to label the NASB as a 'wooden' read; I strongly disagree with that. I find its language beautiful.