Review: The CSB Study Bible For Women
The CSB Study Bible For Women
The most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the CSB Study Bible for Women invites you to explore the riches of God’s Word. Follow God’s grand story across the Bible, guided by threads of specialized study that explain essential doctrines, answer hard questions, discuss biblical womanhood, and apply truth to our hearts and lives.
The CSB Study Bible for Women is edited by Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Harrington Kelley, both long-time women’s ministry leaders, authors and seminary professors at two of the nation’s most respected seminaries. As you learn from these women extensively educated in Biblical studies and languages and passionate about God’s Word, you will be equipped in turn to mentor others in the truth and hope found in Scripture.
6,490 extensive study notes
Over 500 word studies, 25 full-color maps and reconstructions, and 95 charts
Introductions to each book of the Bible
A comprehensive concordance including every woman and reference to women in the Bible
Threads of specialized study woven throughout, pointing to God’s larger story:
Biblical Womanhood articles
Answers to “Hard Questions”
“Written on My Heart” applications
Two-column text in 9.25-point type
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.
The Women’s Study Bible I have been using is over 15 years old so I decided I needed to get a new one.There were a few things I was looking for. For instance I wanted one that was a hardback and sturdy so that it could be used a long time. I needed one that would lay open, flat so that it would be easy to read and notes from. I also wanted one that is the CSB translation because I have come to enjoy reading this translation.
The CSB Study Bible For Women is not a devotional Bible or even a journaling Bible It is a Bible for you to use when you are sitting down and studying His Word. This Bible has a lot of good sections like the one called “Hard Questions”. This sections is very helpful for believers no matter where they are in their Christian walk.
The design of this Bible has a slightly feminine feel to it. I personally wish it had more flowers or pink/purple coloring to it but that is just my personal preference. I also wish it had places to journal thoughts or to write notes in it. You will find that this Bible has a family trees, a marriage contract (ketubah), family milestones page, reading guides, information about this translation, and charts of weights and measures and of course maps.
I am very please with this Bible and from what I have read in it so far. I can see that it will last me another 15 years and hopefully even more!
I would like to thank Lifeway and B&H Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book. The opinions and impressions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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The B&H Website.