One of the things we love about our Facebook community is connecting with real people in their ministry contexts. While we can't travel the world to meet face to face, social media has brought our community together online. On multiple occasions, we have found ministry opportunities to place God's word in the hands of people who might not otherwise have access.
Recently, I received a message of one of our community members who had been saving up for an HCSB Study Bible, but didn't quite have enough yet. She recently came to faith in Jesus Christ out of a Jehovah's Witness background. We were blessed to send her a copy, but we were reminded of how important access to Bible study tools are to discipleship.
To that end, we want to highlight a few of the easiest ways you can get your hands on the HCSB online:
MyStudyBible.com - Our partners at B&H Publishing created one of the most comprehensive, free online Bible study tools in the market. Though the HCSB is the default text, MyStudyBible.com has various translation options. For those desiring to build a digital library of commentaries beyond the free options, paid resources are available as well.
BibleGateway.com - BibleGateway created a really nice page featuring the HCSB text. Not only can you study the HCSB text, but BibleGateway has one of the most comprehensive lists of information about history and philosophy of the translation.
YouVersion.com - YouVersion is not only a Bible study tool, but a church resource tool. Built by the good people at Lifechurch.tv in 1996, YouVersion helps churches connect God's Word in more places than ever before.
For your devices
iPad and iPhone - These devices have become trademarks for what it means to stay connected. The HCSB Study Bible app is one our staff's favorite ways to study.
Kindle - For those of you who prefer the e-ink to Apple's glossy screen, the digital reference edition for Amazon's Kindle is a great choice. Rumor has it Kindle is about to introduce a new Fire device.
Android - For every Apple fanboy, we have an anti-Apple advocate who loves the Droid operating system. Don't worry, we have a solution for you too!
Xbox - You read that correctly. We developed a way for video game fanatics to access the HCSB through Microsoft's most innovative gaming platform. We truly believe getting God's Word into every environment is a worthwhile endeavor.
In print, online
We are proud to offer several options for you to read the HCSB in your
home, church, and even on the road. With products ranging from pocket
sized New Testaments to HCSB Pew Bibles, we think you will find a copy
of the Bible appropriate for every occasion.
Below you will find some of our Featured Products. You can always find
more options at www.bhpublishinggroup.com or at your local Lifeway store.
HCSB Study Bible (Jacketed Hard-cover)
HCSB Ultrathin Bible (Black Calfskin)
Apologetics Study Bible for Students
The Apologetics Study Bible (Understand Why You Believe)