Monday, August 3, 2015

HCSB Student Edition


Title:  Apologetics Bible Study for Students
Author:  Sean McDowell
Publisher:  Holman Bible Publishers (updated 2014)
Pages:  1440
Year:  2014
 My rating is 5 stars.
The page layout makes reading the Scripture exceptionally easy without the additional commentary at the bottom or middle or the pages.  Additional articles are written including references for the students to see where in the Bible to find supporting verses.  At the beginning of each individual book in each testament, there is an introduction along with a timeline to help readers know what was occurring at the certain times.
What are helpful in some places of the Bible are pictures of archeological sites relevant to the text.  Inserts titled “Fast Facts” aid students in understanding either a particular point or an overall view of the subject matter.  Reading the text is very easy on the eyes and the pages will make marking the text with a date, phrase or any thought God speaks to the student easy to write on.
The hardback is my favorite as it will stand up against the constant barrage of being handled and toted around in a backpack.  The hardback too makes lying on the grass or having on a lap from folding up while a student is reading or pausing to consider what God is speaking to their hearts.  I believe the goal of this particular version is to make available quick help when a student is engaged in a discussion about any particular subject matter that arises.
Just as parents have prepared their children to leave home for college or local schools, the Bible is the book all students should have with them.  In this day when so many are seeking, confused or unconvinced, we need to make sure our next generation has the tools to stand up for Christ no matter what the situation or place!
Even if one should have a Bible, there is no reason not to purchase one designed for personal use in time alone with the Lord or being able to respond to any person with informed answers. 

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