The goal of the New Heart English Bible is to provide a modern and accurate English translation of the Bible based on the latest standard texts. The main text chosen for the Old Testament is Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. The main text chosen for the New Testament is the United Bible Societies Greek New Testament, Fourth Edition.
It is hoped that this work will reach many, and the Good News of Jesus Christ will expand even further the kingdom of God.
Features of this version of this Kindle Bible:
- Direct Verse Jump, a revolutionary new method to open the exact verse you need in mere seconds (note that it will not work on PC and iPad due to the limitations of the Amazon’s Kindle software for PC and iPad)
- two other ways to navigate between books and chapters: (i) using a hyperlinked table of contents; and (ii) pressing the joystick right or left to move between books of the Bible. Once you learn all of the three navigation methods, you will be able to open any verse in your Kindle Bible as fast as (or even faster than) in your paper copy
- easy to determine where you are in the Bible
- as any Kindle book, this Kindle Bible is searchable; however, when you first install the file please wait for the Kindle to index the whole Bible (most of the time about 10 minutes; however, sometimes up to 8-10 hours). The file is large and it takes a long time to index. For this reason, the DVJ navigation method will be available only after the book has been indexed
Direct Verse Jump: new navigation method using the search functionality:
In this version, all you need to do is type an abbreviated book name (see the table of contents for the complete list), then period, then chapter number, period again, and then verse number and finally press “find” (or just “enter” if you have Kindle 3) twice (you need not wait for the Kindle to display the search results) and you will be looking at that particular verse in seconds. If you just need to open the first verse of any chapter then the verse number is not necessary. Do not forget periods and use only the abbreviations that are listed in the table of contents.
The DVJ abbreviations are standard for almost all OSNOVA Bible publications, so once you learn them you will be able to navigate any OSNOVA Bible edition with ease.
For example, if you wish to select chapter 3 of Genesis, you would:1. type the standard abbreviation for Genesis (see the table of contents for a complete list), then period, and finally number “3”; in other words: ge.32. click “find” (or just “enter” if you have Kindle 3) twice and you are there.
For John 3:16, you type “jn.3.16” and double click “find” (or just “enter” if you have a Kindle 3).
Note that you should put the chapter number even for books that have only one chapter. For example, the Epistle from Jude verse 5 would translate to “jud.1.5” and a double click.
Please note that this edition is not TTS(text-to-speech)-friendly due to the way TTS works on the Kindle.
If you have any questions or concerns at all about this (or any other of my publications), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org