Holman Women’s Study Bible – Book review

August 21, 2018 by  
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Book Title: Woman’s Study Bible Published by: Holman Bibles

Amazon info: 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. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack 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. Features include:

  • 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”
    • Character profiles
    • Doctrinal notes
    • “Written on My Heart” applications
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • 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.

My rating: 4.5 stars
My review:
I wasn’t expecting much. At all. Usually “women’s” bibles are low on meat and high on fluff and … coloring. Always lots of coloring pages.
This is definitely an exception. But before I dive into the “meat”, Let me just say that this bible is downright pretty and feminine. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Sale And it’s intentionally so. The mint and sand hardback cover is very nice and I don’t want to take off the dust jacket because it’s just so lovely. nike air max 2015 The leather touch bible is even more gorgeous (but also more expensive!)
Anyway, feminine it is and when I say it’s intentional, it’s because this bible is unashamed in it’s biblical stand on women and their roles. It’s beautiful. nike air max pas cher This bible highlights women of note throughout the text and maintains a complementarian focus while still valuing women as fierce students of God’s Word.
The summary of each book of the bible is pretty comprehensive but not overpowering so you can fly over the book but then jump right in to the text. And each summary page has that gorgeous flower top border.
And look – each summary page of each book of the bible has a bottom border with a timeline. What a fabulous addition to a bible!
(Can you tell I really like this?)
There are callout sections with short paragraphs explaining certain doctrines as well as highlighting women of the text. Comprar mochilas kanken And another bottom border highlight is a small Word Study section.
The little touches of this bible are well thought out and helpful to individual and group study. nike femme I also like how the maps aren’t just thrown into the back pages but scattered throughout the bible where they might aid that particular section of the bible:
Before the actual text of the bible there are a couple of essays by the editors, one of which is on how to study the bible: which encourages verse by verse exegesis, the importance of studying the WHOLE bible (not just the New Testament), and even rules for hermeneutics. Good stuff!
So yep, get this bible if you’re ready for a new one!
Click here for the leather touch bible.
Click here for the hardback teal/sand bible.
Many thanks to Lifeway/BH Publishing Group for sending me a copy of this bible for review.

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