Hello and welcome from the Antonenko family!

Let us introduce ourselves:

Illya, the husband, the father: originally from Ukraine; born again in 1991. Perpetual student, avid reader, fascinated with gadgets.

Oksana, the wife, the mother: originally from Ukraine; found by Christ in 1989. People person, child magnet, bargain hunter.

Bogdan Jacob, the firstborn: knows no strangers, learns on the go,  wants to know everything, detail-oriented.

Daryna Sophia, the one and only girl: “the earthquake”, the singer and dancer, strong-willed, loves her brothers more than anything.

Matthew Peter, the baby: sweet, mellow, smiley, lovely, showered with hugs and kisses.

We greatly appreciate your interest in our work. May it be a blessing to you!

21 Responses to WELCOME!

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  2. Dan Ellington

    I recently purchased the Osnova KJV (DVJ) Bible for Kindle thru Amazon. Do you know yet if it will work with the new Kindle Touch (& if not will you be updating it)? p.s. You have a lovely family.
    Thank You,

    • I believe I have answered Dan’s question by email but for all. I think that OSNOVA BIble publications will work just fine with new Kindles (that will have a touchscreen keyboard), although not as fast as with the Kindles that have a hardware keyboard. I have preordered the new Kindles and will test as soon as I receive them. I’ll report the results of the tests on this blog.

      • Paulann

        I just received a Kindle Touch for my 61st Birthday. The first book I want to download is the KJV Bible. Please help me in finding which version has the easiest navigation on the touch Kindle (I think I prefer a separate line for each verse – like my Bible). I would love to use this at church so it must be quick and user friendly as my pastor jumps around a lot. Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated. Please email me. Thanks and God Bless.

        • OSNOVA

          Thank you for stopping by your blog at osnova.com! My apologies for a delayed response – our latest post would probably explain the hold-up…

          The KJV Bible I would recommend for you is OSNOVA’s edition with verse-per-line format. It has the traditional verse-per-line format and includes original KJV translators’ notes. Jesus’ words are in bold (not in red, since most Kindles don’t support colors). As for navigation, this Kindle Bible uses a Direct Verse Jump method that allows to go directly to any verse of the Bible (and back again, if needed) in three easy steps.

          After you download this Bible, please let me know how it goes and if you need any further assistance!

          God bless you abundantly as you study His Holy Word!

  3. Hi there!

    I am a missionary serving in L’viv and just happened to stumble upon your website. I am curious – which city in Ukraine are you from?

    • Both of us are from Kyiv but we have “roots” in Zaporizhia (Oksana), Chernihiv (Illya), and Antratsit (Illya). I (Illya) spent a year at a Bible college in Polyana Kvasova in Transcarpathia. We both traveled extensively throughout Ukraine as interpreters for mission groups. Where are you from? If you want we could continue via email (ours is osnova AT gmail.com).

  4. Rodney Kelley

    I am interested in the KJV Study Bible, but would like to see a working sample first. Kindle sample did not seem to work, did not let me see the text and how the resources are used. How can I see a sample?

    Thank you

  5. David Waters

    Thank you for your production of Biblical resources! My wife and I will certainly consider your whole range of resources for our studies as we become more familiar with them.

    I would like to report a problem that we experienced with one of your products. My wife teaches a Women’s bible study at our church in Raleigh, NC. Because she is experiencing eye problems, I bought her a Kindle reader (with keyboard) for Christmas, and downloaded the Unabridged Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible from Amazon. However, as she was searching through the book, she found that she could only access the Bible verses when using the index, and could not get any of the commentary on the verses. It was as though it always took her to the end of the book, where the bible is contained, as opposed to the commentary portion.

    We called Amazon customer support, and they weren’t much help (probably never heard of Matthew Henry). I have the Kindle for PC app on my laptop, and downloaded the commentary and opened it with my PC (using Windows 7), and was able to navigate through the commentary at will from the index. I have also downloaded it to my wife’s desktop computer (uses Windows Vista), and it also accesses the full commentary.

    I suspect a software incompatibility, somehow, and thought you might want to check it out from your end. If there is another way to use the Kindle reader that I haven’t thought of, please let us know.

    Keep up the great work, you are a blessing, and I pray that God blesses you and your family in this endeavor. FYI, I spent a week in Odessa in 1995 working on the ABWE training center. I have many interesting memories of my time there.

    Thanks for all you do
    Dave Waters

  6. Rick Lucian

    I have enjoyed the selection of works that you have formatted for the Kindle and the quality of your editing and formatting, I have found myself spending much more time reading and studying since I received my Kindle for Christmas.
    What works are you planning to do in the future?

  7. Kathryn Morris

    I bought KJV New Testament with Strong’s Markup dictionary and More from Amazon. It works well on my Kindle but not on my iPod. It work’s on my friends iPod. Can you help me? Basically the grammar link shows up as black letters upside down on the blue scripture. The Strong’s link with numbers is great. Thanks. Kathryn

  8. J.R. Minifield

    I bought the Kindle Bible (best navigation with Direct Verse Jump: paragraphed) for my first Kindle and it works just fine, I recently upgraded my Kindle to the HDX version and I can’t figure out how to navigate. Can you provide instructions on how navigation is to be done on the HDX Kindle? Thanks, JRM.

    • osnova

      Sure. HDX actually fixed a number of issues that Kindle Fire series had. You basically use the standard DVJ-1 instructions at http://osnova.com/blog/2011/06/14/dvj-navigation-on-kindle-keyboard/

      When you search for the first time, the Kindle will say that the title is not indexed and will start indexing it. Do not leave that page until it is finished. The indexing happens only once. After that just use DVJ-1 instructions above. Let me know if this doesn’t work for you.

      There are also a couple of other methods. For example, swipe from the left side of the screen toward the right side. You will see the Table of Contents, which has several levels. You can collapse or open the levels by tapping on the triangle.

  9. J.R. Minifield

    Thank you for the quick follow-up. Your directions worked flawlessly. I’m now able to jump to whatever verse in the entire bible by using the abbreviations you provided previously. Thank you and my you and your family enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving. You’ve surely brightened mine.

    Grace and Peace,

  10. Stephen

    Hello again. You may not remember me but we exchanged emails over a week or two discussing your marketing effort. I love what you are doing, and I recommend your Kindle books every chance I get. I just took advantage of your 2013 Thanksgiving sale and purchased the Osnova Study Bible. I think of you often just amazed at what you have done. God found a good one to inspire for this mission. Like others, I want to say that you have a beautiful family. God Bless

  11. Jason Craft

    Hi, I’ve really enjoyed the Greek New Testament I bought from your store and want to buy another (different) one. But the link to your store doesn’t work. Are you okay? Did you go out of business?

    • osnova

      Jason, thank you for your kind words about the Greek NT you bought from us, and thank you for your concern! We are still up and running by God’s mercy. The 2014 has been turbulent for us as we lived and breathed to the rhythm of events in our birth country, Ukraine. Watching and praying for our family and friends there, we focused our thoughts and actions on helping people there. As for our Kindle books, most of them can be found on Amazon.com. Please let me know via email osnovaatgmaildotcom which one you would like to get, and I will send you a file. Blessings in the new year for you and yours!

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