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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2010, 02:39:42 PM »
osnova,

I just wanted to take the time and say thank you for your dedication to make the Bible simple to use on the kindle and also for taking the time to ensure that there are no errors.  I used your KJV in church this morning and found it very easy to keep up with the pastor (I think I may have beat several regular Bible owners to the passages, lol).  Thank you so much :)

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2010, 05:25:18 AM »
This is great! I am excited that my work is useful for God's people!
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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2010, 10:56:45 AM »
No answer from Zondervan on the NIV study Bible.. ::)

Shall I call or send follow-up e-mail?  Any suggestions?

Am working on my "searching" skills.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 03:06:31 PM »
Hello I am new, this is my first post. I received my Kindle on November 25th, 2009 which was my birthday! I absolutely love it!

I do take my Bible to church. I have lots of chemical sensitivities and paper and books really cause me problems. I have had to buy a new Bible every year or two for about 8 years as the paper becomes toxic to me. I am sure that sounds very weird. Because of my problems with books the Kindle is like a miracle for me! I love it so much.

I currently have the ESV, NASB, CJB, KJV and a Chronological Bible (NKJV) on my Kindle. The one I usually use for church services or group settings is the KJV with Direct Verse Jump as it is so easy to look up a verse quickly.

I felt awkward the first time I took it to a service a few weeks ago, particularly since we had just started visiting there. After a couple of visits I asked the pastor if it was okay if I used it in the service and he was completely fine with it. I do make a point to not look at any other books or anything else on my Kindle during the actual service :-)

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2010, 03:11:37 PM »
Welcome to Kindleboards, SueEllen.  How great that Kindle can help you with your sensitivities.
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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2010, 08:42:49 AM »
I have my One Year Bible NLT on my Kindle and I love it!  I read two days of Bible reading everyday. :)

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2010, 10:54:05 AM »
Welcome, Sue Ellen! How wonderful the Kindle is working out so well for you with the Bible. I have had my Kindle since October, 2008 and I don't know what I would do without it.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2010, 11:30:11 AM »
I have heard the ESV study bible has been formated very well for kindle http://www.amazon.com/ESV-Study-Bible-ebook/dp/B001CDWFPC

It is the only study bible that I have seen.  I haven't purchased it because I am ok with the free ESV.  Of the ones I have I think Holman Christian Standard Bible is best formated, but there have been a bunch released since I last looked. http://www.amazon.com/Holman-CSB-Bible-ebook/dp/B0011TMNZ4/

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2010, 07:28:20 AM »
Hi Osnova,

Did you ever hear anything back about permission to do a NKJV?  I just found your bibles on amazon and I can finally use my kindle during a sermon and get the passages fast enough to keep up.  I am using the KJV version, but my church uses the NKJV.  Any news?

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2010, 10:17:27 AM »
I also use electronic Bible as a supplement, but not my main reading device. Can get around as quick electronically. Also, the more I have used e-Bibles, the harder it is to remember the order of Books in the Bible. But the search/concordance feature is valuable in a pinch.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2010, 10:28:57 AM »
I use my Kindle in church when I happen to be sitting in the back with no one around who will be distracted by it. I love being able to bookmark and make notes. (I'm one of those people who have a very difficult time writing in an actual bound Bible.)  I always have my Kindle with me anyway, so it's only natural for me to want to use it when following our pastor as he reads various passages. (When I know that I/we will be sitting closer to the front of the church, where the pews are full, I usually take one of my smaller Bibles with me.

(I'd prefer using my Kindle in church all of the time. Maybe I'll get to the point that I feel comfortable doing that. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a techie and many know that I have a Kindle. I probably don't want to get into a discussion about killing libraries or hear people talk about how they love the feel of a book in their hands. I'm not killing libraries, and I LOVE books. With my Oberon cover, my Kindle feels much like a leather-bound book.)




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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2010, 10:38:16 AM »
I like to use my K2 in church when I know that we will be focussing on a particular book and a selection of verses in it.
However when one is following the thread of a functional discussion through multiple books and sometimes back and forth from the Old Testament to the New Testament then the Kindle is not up to the challenge.  Then I want a paper copy.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2010, 12:39:27 PM »
I have used my KK a few times in church or when I find myself in a situation where I don't have my bible with me and need one. I have gotten pretty fast at getting to scripture when the pastor or speaker jumps around from passage to passage, but still prefer my bible for the most part. BUT, when it comes to reading, it is the Kindle all the way.

I have never wanted to "trade up" to a K2, but the DVJ feature that osnova has provided makes it very tempting!
 

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2010, 08:58:02 PM »
I still like taking my paper Bible to church. One of the big reasons is it helps me to remember where scriptures are. If I am thinking of a particular scripture, say, something Paul wrote, I'll think, "Oh, it's in Romans, on the left page up near the top of the page." I have found many a scripture that way.

Our pastor will preach on a particular set of verses for his sermon. When he refers to some other scripture other than what he's preaching on, I can keep my finger in the one section and look at the other scripture and flit back & forth for comparison.




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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2010, 02:01:15 AM »
I like to use my K2 in church when I know that we will be focussing on a particular book and a selection of verses in it.
However when one is following the thread of a functional discussion through multiple books and sometimes back and forth from the Old Testament to the New Testament then the Kindle is not up to the challenge.  Then I want a paper copy.


Might I suggest one of the Bibles from Osnova.  This publisher uses a method called "direct-verse jump," which makes following along very easy when navigating to differenct chapters and book.  There aren't too many translations from this publisher yet, but as I prefer KJV anyway, I love it. 

Here's a link to the amazon website with the filter on for "direct verse jump" 
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_10?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=direct+verse+jump&x=0&y=0&sprefix=direct+ver

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2010, 01:43:58 PM »
Thanks so much for this link!  What a marvelous idea!

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2010, 07:33:36 PM »
This publisher uses a method called "direct-verse jump," which makes following along very easy when navigating to different chapters and book. 
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_10?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=direct+verse+jump&x=0&y=0&sprefix=direct+ver
Thank you. The Bible that I got for my kindle is very difficult to get around in, and I actually came to this thread hoping to find one with good navigation. This sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2010, 06:52:54 PM »
I am new to this corner of the forum so pardon me if this has been discussed at length.  What KJV study or reference Bibles are available for the kindle?  I have two KJV from osnova and find them to be very nice.  I have the direct verse jump and the text to speech friendly version.  I miss not having something like Dakes, Thompson Chain Reference, Scofield or similar on my Kindle 2.

I have done some searching on Amazon, but I may have missed something and I know other websites also sell ebooks.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2010, 07:47:57 PM »
Scott, I'm not sure if this will fit your bill, but you might want to sample this to see if it'll fit your needs... it's an Osnova edition with DVJ.


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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2010, 07:30:05 AM »
Scott, I'm not sure if this will fit your bill, but you might want to sample this to see if it'll fit your needs... it's an Osnova edition with DVJ.


Thank you, I will look into it.  For study and church work I use the KJV, but the study notes of the NET bible may be valuable to me.

I think I saw an Eastons or maybe a Matthew Henry that had the bible in the text.  That sounds interesting too.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2010, 04:39:49 PM »
No one seems to have posted here in a while, but I thought I'd mention that I bought and am trying out this:



and it's very good so far. I tested the ESV version and it seemed decent as well, but because I have a good ESV already I thought I'd grab a translation I have spent little time in, but heard good things about. And the price couldn't be better!

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2010, 11:02:18 AM »
Robert, Thanks for posting that. I had not seen it before. It's a great price so I grabbed it. Suzi

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2010, 02:56:56 PM »
yes, thanks Robert! Great price and I love having multiple translations.
 

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2011, 08:40:49 AM »
Here is a new Bible resource: a beautiful Hebrew Bible with excellent navigation.

We at Miklal Software Solutions have overcome the Kindle's Hebrew and right-to-left limitations and have produced a Hebrew Bible for Kindle (as well as a Hebrew Bible for Nook). You can also see screenshots and read a fuller description of these Hebrew Bibles for e-readers. You can also search for Kindle Bible resources from Miklal Software in the Amazon Kindle store or search for Nook Bible resources from Miklal Software in the B&N Nook store to see all our titles.

From the book's description at Amazon:

Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) is a complete Hebrew Bible in an aesthetically pleasing Hebrew script. It contains all of the consonants, vowels, cantillation marks (accents), and other symbols. It follows the text of the Leningrad Codex as digitized by the J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research. This is the same manuscript underlying Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) and Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ).

From a couple of reviewers:

One could not ask for a more visually pleasing text from which to read the Hebrew Bible. This offering provides a giant leap forward for eReaders and a must have for everyone from the casual student to the serious scholar.

"the text in both [the Kindle and Nook] versions looks as professional as the type in my hardcopy Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. the final result is impressive. The Hebrew Bible for Kindle and Nook includes a fairly sophisticated navigation systemone that is more feature rich than most eReader titles.

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Re: Bible usage on Kindle
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2011, 08:57:46 AM »
Can someone share a few screenshots of how direct verse jump works? I use my Bible on Kindle in the mornings but don't jump around too much because of the slow navigation in the free version I have.

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