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Friday, September 16, 2011

Being My Husband's Cheerleader... :)

I am a huge {HUGE} fan of my husband's work on Christian Kindle publishing! I am the one who sees all the hard work behind the great publications that Illya's customers call "the gold standard" and "the cut above". I think my husband is a genius to come up with such great products. But above that, I know he is a perfectionist and workaholic, who commits many hours into making the Christian materials for Kindle the best possible. At first I was jealous - I felt like Illya's passion for Kindle and the books was robbing me off my time with him. But then I realized that it was not just Illya's hobby, but also his calling. So I am not jealous anymore. I am Illya's biggest fan and promoter. I am proud of his efforts to make the Word of God available for e-readers in the best form possible. And I am proud that he uses his knowledge and talents to engage in conversation with people who often are far from God but still wish to purchase Illya's books "just to try it out". Being as introverted as he is, I am glad that Illya has found his own way to share his faith and the Gospel!

Today I am {again} reprinting one of the post from Illya's blog about one of the Kindle Bibles that he was actually asked to make for Biblical Studies Press. Hopefully, this post would be useful to my readers as well.

The NET Bible is a modern English version, available online for free at, with 60,932 footnotes that help explain the translation.  It’s an entirely new way of looking at translation, that the translators themselves justify the words they choose and provide bibliographic, linguistic and textual support for those words.
This is a premium version for the Kindle with all of the 60,932 footnotes. The Greek text in the footnotes is displayed in addition to its Latin transliterations.  However, due to the Kindle limitations, the Hebrew text in the footnotes is represented only by its Latin transliterations.


  • Direct Verse Jump, a revolutionary new method to open the exact verse you need in seconds (see more information below)
  • 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 or chapters of supplemental materials. Once you learn all of the three navigation methods, you will be able to open any verse in your Kindle NET Bible as fast as (or even faster than) in your paper copy.
  • correctly formatted (for example, see special poetry formatting in Songs of Solomon and Psalms, italics, small caps in LORD, etc.)
  • includes all translators’ notes (all you need is to click on the hyperlinked note numbers in the text and, when finished reading the note, to press “Back” to return to the Bible text)
  • as any Kindle book, the NET Bible is searchable; however, when you first install the file please wait for the Kindle to index the whole Bible! The file is very large (almost 14 megabytes!) 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 – a revolutionary 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” 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.
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.3
  2. click “find” twice and you are there.
For John 3:16, you type jn.3.16 and double click “find”.
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.1.5and a double click.

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