Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The CSB Study Bible for Women {A Review + Giveaway}

**Bible received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

It's no secret by now that I love a good Bible!

I started collecting them when I was in high school and throughout the years I have added many to my collection. I love that no matter what my personal needs are in a Bible, there is always one that fits those needs. When I need a great devotional, I can find Bibles for that. When I'm looking to get a little creative, I can find Bibles for that. And when I want to truly understand what I am reading and dig into some Bible study , I can find a Bible for that.

Today, I'm excited to share with you a fantastic study Bible that I have recently fallen in love with, the CSB Study Bible for Women:

Now available in the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation with revised and updated content and a fresh, new interior design, the CSB Study Bible for Women will equip you to reach deep into God’s Word. As the most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the most powerful aspect of this Bible are the threads of specialized study thoughtfully woven throughout pointing you to God’s larger story and allowing the Holy Spirit to write His revealed truths on your heart. In the CSB Study Bible for Women, you’ll join a host of other women, all academically trained in the original languages of the Bible and passionate about God’s Word, for an intimately deep dive into Scripture that will equip you to unlock the riches and majesty of His Word, and ignite a passion to mentor others in your life to do the same.

Features include:

  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Two-column text
  • 8-point type
  • Extensive commentary notes
  • Word studies
  • Answers to hard questions
  • Doctrinal notes
  • Biblical womanhood articles
  • Character profiles
  • “Written on My Heart” applications
  • Extensive book introductions
  • Presentation page
  • In-text maps
  • Charts & timelines
  • Concordance
  • Full-color maps, and more.

The CSB Study Bible for Women features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

First and foremost, let's talk translation. This particular Bible translation isn't one that is super popular yet, but has become a favorite of mine as of late. It's very readable, but knowing that it sticks to a literal translation makes me feel confident that I'm reading the Bible as it is intended. While it might not be as popular as NIV or even ESV, it's really a fantastic option worth checking out.

Beyond that, I love the features of this Bible. Each book starts with a brief introduction to the book we are about to read--- the who, that what--- who wrote it? who was it written for? what's it about? where did it happen? why should we read it? what will we get from it? For me, this helped give me that background to truly know what I was about to read and put me in the proper mindset. Throughout we see other fantastic features such as word studies, timelines, character profiles, etc. There again give perspective and deeper insight into the stories we're reading. There are also sections called 'Biblical Womanhood' that really shares the role and importance of women in the Bible and truly makes this a Bible for all women.

With all of these great features, it has truly changed my Bible reading and helped me to truly dig deeper and better understand my Bible study. It has become a new favorite in my collection, and one that I am highly recommending!

Want to purchase one for yourself? It is available to purchase now at your favorite Bible retailers.

And you have the chance to win one for yourself! Click the image below to enter:


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