Friday Is for Freebies: The HCSB Study Bible

9781586405052_cvr_web.jpgMy giveaway this Friday is the black, genuine leather version of the HCSB Study Bible, a comprehensive, easy to read, and easy to use Bible, with features and formats specifically designed to enhance your Bible study experience. You can also go to and dive right in for a complete digital experience.

This Bible has a retail price of $79.99 and features 15,000 study notes, 290 Hebrew and Greek word studies, 66 highly detailed book introductions, 62 maps, 27 topical articles, 20 charts, and 18 illustrations, all focusing on the most important topics and questions in Bible study.

To enter the promotion, tell us what time of day or night is your favorite time to read.

The deadline to enter is midnight CST this Saturday. We will select one winner from the entries on Monday morning.

By entering, you acknowledge and accept the terms of the promotion.


    • tj rayhill says

      My favorite time is either on my way to school, because it gets me ready for all the worldly stuff i will face in a public school but it will also help me prepare to lead my teammates to christ..

      My other favorite time is night, an hour or so before bed. I do a devotion, read scripture and read a book (at this moment its explicit gospel). night is one of the best times for me becasuse im not busy and i can focous on scripture and really meditate on it.

  1. David Scammell says

    My favorite time to read God’s Word is the morning, before any distractions pop up, I’m fresh and my mind is gearing up for the day. Cannot think of a better way to start my day than focusing on God and His Word!

  2. Sherry Goth says

    I love reading/studying early in the morning when I can see the birds and squirrels ‘doing their thing’ and just bask in the time God has given me.

  3. Dustin Oliver says

    My favorite time to read is early in the morning, but I could study all day if life would allow it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Jeff says

    I enjoy reading in the morning. But, during a hectic day at work, God’s word is a great way to spend lunch. Sometimes, only during the busyness of life, with ups and downs, does the Word sink deep into my heart

  5. Sean O'Neal says

    My favorite time is at night after dinner. I like the idea of doing it in the morning but my brain doesn’t function too well that early!

  6. Jayne Patton says

    My favorite time to read is early in the morning. I believe God speaks through His word and He might have something to say that morning that will help me later that day. As a leader, if I’m not speaking the words of God, then what good am I?

  7. Richard Miller says

    With a 16 month old running around, my favorite time to read a grown up book is any time I can get a chance!!

  8. Nate Clancy says

    My favorite time is when I need it the most. So it;s fluid and it changes daily.
    Another close favorite is reading the bible with my daughter at bed time.

  9. Jonathan Smith says

    In general, my favorite time to read is before bed. I read my Bible in the afternoon when I come home from work.

  10. Anthony says

    My favorite time is 5:45 in the morning. Make coffee at 5:30 and be done reading by the time my family gets up so we can enjoy breakfast together.

  11. Daryl Miller says

    First thing in the morning while my wife and son are stil sleeping. With a warm cup of coffee and alone with God

  12. Keith Waggoner says

    My favorite time to read the Word of God is early in the morning before I leave for the office. It’s a great way to start the day! I also like to read an hour or so before I go to bed.

  13. Mathew McDaniel says

    My favorite time to study is early morning. The right material going into the mind early changes the entire day!

  14. Andrew Kappenman says

    My favorite time, is when I get home from work at night and my wife and I get to set down and study the Word together.

  15. says

    I would really, really, REALLY love to win this Bible, ha :) My favorite and most productive times to read is in the morning from 8:30am -10:00am and then from 8:30pm – 10pm. Funny how it’s the same time frame, beginning and ending my day with reading Scripture and developmental material.

  16. Jeff Farnham says

    My favorite time of the day to read is in the early morning while the rest of the family is still asleep. That’s my quiet time, Bible reading and prayer time.

  17. says

    Definitely enjoy starting the day in the morning by reading the Bible. My parents instilled this within me as a child and it has been a great experience that has followed me throughout my life.

  18. says

    I love to read my Bible at breakfast! I also love to curl up with a book at night after the kiddos are in bed with my hot chocolate, cozy blanket, and candlelight. Wonderful!

  19. says

    It depends … for several reason, my quiet time reading is best done early in the morning. But my ‘for fun’ or fluff reading is right before bed. Great giveaway — thank you! :)

  20. Matthew Ailstock says

    My favorite time to read is early in the morning before anyone else in the house is up, and right before I go to bed

  21. Kevin Hartman says

    I read early in the morning in front of my sliding glass door. Love to see God’s creation as He talks to me.

  22. Ashley says

    My favorite time to read is in the middle if the day. It’s when I’m the most alert and can really focus on my reading.

  23. says

    My favorite time to read is shortly before lunch. That way I am awake enough for the day to enjoy what I’m reading and not feel tired. Not tired from just waking up, not tired from just eating, and not tired in the evening or the natural afternoon nap time. My second favorite time to read is between 7-8 pm; after dinner but before bed time. Thank you.

  24. Bobby James says

    I love to read in the evenings after all 5 children are in the bed!!! It settles the mind, calms the heart, washes over me and prepares me for a good night rest and a blessed morning!!

  25. Briley O'Connor says

    The best time to read for me is early morning, but if I don’t make it up by then, right before sleep is the second best. :)

  26. Carrie Holland says

    My favorite time to read God’s word is with my kids at bedtime. I love watching them soak it all in. After they are all tucked in I get to enjoy a little time to myself reading and clearing my mind.

  27. glis says

    I prefer lucnch time for study.morning works great for simply reading. Like a devotion but deeper study is bezt for me with my lunch,11am – 1 pm.

  28. John Klink says

    As a pastor, does all day long count?
    I generally read in the afternoons for studying. Then in the evenings for personal.

  29. says

    I love early morning reading, but late at night is my favorite time because I can relax fully and concentrate completely without the looming activities of the day ahead competing for my attention. For me, the joy of reading is most fully experienced at night.

  30. Todd Hunter says

    I have two times. I like to bookend my day so I like to read first thing in the morning to start my day with the right frame of mind and then end my day reading to see what God has to speak to me about where I could have improved.

  31. Greg Drummond says

    For me the time after lunch and before supper is best for reading. Most of my necesaaey tasks are taken care of and I aam able to focus better.

  32. Jason Adams says

    I love going to bed reading through God’s Word (or listening to “Word of Promise). It’s exciting, but peaceful all at the same time… and I find that I wake up thinking about what I read the night before. LOVE it!!

  33. Carl Blanchard says

    Unlike most of the earlier entries, I do most of my reading in the afternoon, after the morning’s disciplines and duties are finished and before a relaxing evening. But this kind of schedule only began when, at age 72, I retired!

  34. Joey Schultz says

    My favorite time to read is around lunch time or a little after. It helps me to refocus on God halfway through the day and to remind me of why I am here on Earth.

  35. Marty says

    Evening, after the 4.5 year old goes to bed and my brain is able to process being inspired by words, instead of haveing to answer 15,000 questions. He is a blessing but he can tire me out.

  36. Bruce C. Farnsley says

    I like to get up early in the morning and get a fresh cup of coffee, sit down and read my Bible as I study for my sermons. I like to ready my Bible again at night just for my own personal time with God.

  37. Matt Rouse says

    My favorite time to read the Word is in the morning, before everyone else in the family wakes up. Oh, and strong coffee is required!

  38. Pam Hoke says

    I like to read during my lunchbreak. I’ve been up long enough that my mind is awake and working well but it is not so late in the day that I have begun to slow down.

  39. Teresa Ebert says

    Definitely morning. I get up before the rest of my family and just sit in God’s presence for as long as I can. It doesn’t take long before the baby is awake or one of my older children are ready for breakfast, but those precious moments are needed for me to make it through the day. I save my lunch for some study time :-)

  40. Heather says

    Most definitely at night. After the kids are in bed…no interruptions that way. Sometimes I do fail to take the time to read, but surely do enjoy the quiet times that I get to!!!

  41. says

    I read at night, after my mind has had time to rest from processing the day’s events. After reading and prayer, I lie in bed and let His Word stir in my heart. It is great preparation to start the next day.

  42. Bill Cannady says

    Fav time to read the word…midday it helps me to take a break from the daily grind … To help me See the sins i have already committed that morning and then help me to strive to do better the rest of the day

  43. Charlene H says

    I prefer to read God’s word first thing in the morning, then I focus on serious study of His word after lunch. I spend the day pondering what I have read & studied and apply what I’ve learned to my life. I desire to be a doer of His word and not a hearer only. =)

  44. says

    The quietest time is in the evening, but I’ll grab any opportunity to read that I can. I LOVE the Word of God.
    (btw, Dr. Rainer, I will shortly begin reading your work: “The Unchurched Next Door”. I’m especially looking forward to gaining any insight you can offer into the U5 crowd. Thanks for writing it.) Shalom.

  45. Brodie Smith says

    Anytime/place it’s quiet, which is usually in the early morning. But it’s also nice when I’m home in the afternoon while my son is taking his nap.

  46. Joy says

    My favorite time to read the Word of God is somewhere between 8 and 9 o’clock in the morning and I’m awake and fresh, before I’ve gotten to any business for the day.

  47. Vanta Greenwood says

    My favorite time to read is early in the day because I am able to absorb and understand the most at that time. Although, I read all day long. I spend a great portion of my day reading.

  48. Josh says

    I try to read in the morning if I can get up before he kids. Otherwise, my wife and I both read in the evening just before bed.

  49. Michael M. says

    My favorite time to read is first thing in the morning. And I read biblically-related blogs and articles throughout the day.

  50. Connie Davis says

    I read at night, just enforce Ed. Calming and restful. I also read God word during the mornings!! Support and encouragement!

  51. Bill_ f says

    Late at night when the day is done and I can turn off all distractions and really concentrate on my reading and study.

  52. Spencer Haygood says

    Mid-afternoon is good for me for focused reading and study. Then late night I can re-read and draw out implications and application.

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