One of my sons is feeling God’s call to go into the ministry. We are all praying for him and are proud of him for obeying God. I wanted to give him something to help him now and in the future. So after some thought and prayer it hit me – a Bible! Now to find the right Bible. There are so many to choose from, where to begin!
First I knew I needed to pick the right translation. CSB (formally known as HCSB) is one of the translations that stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. It’s a reliable text that is also easy to read and study.
When I started looking at the different CSB Bibles on the market I came across the CSB Apologetics Study Bible. I knew that it was the one to get.
From the website:
The CSB Apologetics Study Bible helps today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in an age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. This revised and updated edition includes new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today’s leading apologists to reflect and provide a deeper understanding of the relevant apologetics issues and questions being discussed today.
• 90 leading apologists contributed commentary and articles on apologetics including:
Ted Cabal, Lee Strobel, Chuck Colson, Paul Copan, Norm Geisler,
Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, J.P. Moreland,
Ravi Zacharias, and many more.
• 134 Articles on key apologetic issues–including a lead article by Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ).
• 66 Exclusive introductions from contributors
• 48 “Twisted Scripture” explanations for commonly misunderstood passages
• 12 Profiles of Christian apologists including Thomas Aquinas, Origen, C.S. Lewis and more
• 13 Timelines and Maps include unique offerings such as a Timeline of Apologists and Notable Works, Comparison of World Religion, Naturalism vs. Theism and more
• Apologetics Study Notes
• Annotated Bibliography
• Presentation page
• Book Introductions
• Two-color interior
• Two-column text
• Smyth-sewn binding
• Ribbon marker
• Full-color maps
• 9.75-point type size
So why did I pick this Bible? Whether or not he goes into the ministry I feel a Study Bible would be very helpful to him as he studies the different passages. Being that this is an Apologetics Bible makes it an even more valuable study tool. This Bible presents a historical as well as a reasoned and evidential basis for Christianity written by some of the most respected pastors and authors. When I was flipping through it the first time I ended up sitting down and reading several pages. I found it informative but easy to understand. I like how the commentaries and articles are written. That along with the CSB translation of the Bible make this a wonderful Bible to read, study and to give it as a gift. I enjoyed reading it so much I am going to have to get a copy for myself!
I would like to thank Lifeway and B&H Publishing Group for allowing me to review this Bible. The opinions and impressions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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