CBA Bible Finalists

2023 Winner

  • Help kids explore the who, what, when, where, and why of God's Word!Words of Christ in red * Full-color images, illustrations, timelines, profiles, maps, and aids * Book introductions * "Christ in Context" * Key memory verses * Glossary and concordance * QR codes * Ages 6 to 12 * Size: 6" x 9" x 2" * 1472 pages, hardcover from B&H

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The ESV Concise Study Bible takes the genre of study Bibles back to the essentials. Based on the bestselling ESV Study Bible, this Bible gets to the heart of God's Word without the clutter and overwhelming format of many modern study Bibles. With appropriately placed study features - including notes, articles, and book introductions - this Bible will unobtrusively guide you into a deeper knowledge of Scripture.

The ESV Concise Study Bible is rich in content yet approachable and easy to carry - perfect for studying God's Word in any context.


  • 8-point type; 6.5-point notes
  • Black-letter text
  • Double-column format
  • Glossary
  • 12,000+ study notes
  • 150+ maps and charts
  • Approximately 20 illustrations
  • 10 articles covering topics such as scripture, salvation, creation, and judgment
  • Book introductions
  • 1-color interior
  • Full-color backmatter maps
  • Smyth-sewn binding

Special Edition for the most important developmental time in a person's life

The Reformation Study Bible, Student Edition provides concise, trustworthy commentary in a portable format carefully crafted under the editorial leadership of R.C. Sproul with contributions from 75 distinguished theologians and pastors from around the world. Notes have been condensed from the Reformation Study Bible to offer a more convenient solution for study on the go.


  • Specialized callouts for students
  • Colored highlights
  • Verse-by-verse notes
  • Single column format
  • Highly durable leather-like cover
  • Reinforced, Smyth-sewn binding
  • 8 pages of color maps
  • 2 reference ribbons

God's Word is meant to be an experience unlike any other, not simply a book that has a collection of words to be read. This Bible has been carefully compiled with study helps and notes that deliver on a lifetime of experiences to compel you into a truly deeper relationship with God.

The CSB Experiencing God Bible 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.


  • Book introductions including key theme, setting, and prompts for "Encountering God," "Decisions Awaiting You," and "Crisis of Belief" found in each book
  • "God Focus" themes associated with every chapter highlight important recurring themes found throughout the Bible
  • "Prepare to Meet God" questions at the beginning of each chapter detail important Experiencing God elements you will discover and how they speak to your life
  • "Did You Notice?" questions at the end of each chapter review actions, plans, and purposes God has carried out and life adjustments God is calling you to make
  • Designed icons on every page identify select verses that display the seven realities of Experiencing God and two steps of Fresh Encounter found throughout God's Word
  • Brief articles placed alongside the associated biblical text further explore concepts that relate to Experiencing God
  • Biographies that depict a Bible character Experiencing God help you see and learn how God reveals his purposes and ways to his people and encourage response in your own life
  • Wide Margins invite active participation with space to record your personal experience with God as you journey through his Word
  • Book conclusions allow for recording strategic markers in your experience with God as you read each book of the Bible
  • Distinctive full-color design elements foster an immersive reading experience
  • Two-column text layout
  • Words of Christ in red
  • 9.5-point type size that is easy-to-read
  • Smyth-sewn durable binding
  • Ribbon marker for easy referencing between pages
  • Concordance
  • Presentation page for gift-giving
  • Full-color maps

The NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible compels you to experience the harmony of God's Word with an optimal cross-reference system that has been enriching the spiritual hearts and minds of believers for over 100 years!

Scripture is presented with a reference system that acts as a guide, not merely a tool, allowing you to explore a specific topic methodically through the entirety of the text. Relevant scripture verses are linked together, with over 100,000 topical references and 8,000 chain topics, enabling a study of the Bible that is relevant for all of the faithful- from those interested in what the Bible says about a particular word of interest to those wanting to prepare a sermon that delivers the unity of God's special revelation to a divided world.

Some biblical study helps can be cluttered in with God's Word; unintentionally distracting the reader from the simplicity of biblical truth. You will find, however, that the NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible highly structured and organized cross-reference system has been refined and updated through the years to deliver a reading and study experience that will encourage you to explore Scripture and discover what God has revealed about topics that interest you.


  • Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Easy-to-understand Chain-Reference System with over 100,000 references
  • Alphabetical and numerical indexes highlight study materials for over 8,000 topics, each with its own topic number, for exhaustive topical study
  • An extensive study resource section includes biographical sketches, illustrated studies of the Bible, a concordance, Bible harmonies, and many other helpful study tools
  • Fresh, two-color page design
  • 66 book introductions
  • 16-page full-color map section with map index
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Presentation page for gift-giving
  • Two double-sided 3/8-inch wide satin ribbon markers
  • Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print typeface
  • 9.5-point print size

The NLT One Year Chronological Study Bible allows you the spiritual yet time-saving opportunity of immersing yourself into God's Word with the scholarly depth of a study Bible combined with the personal touch of a devotional Bible. With study notes and articles that will keep you into the biblical stories on a daily schedule, you will experience the Scriptures as they unfolded in history: each book of the Bible is laid out in the text in their historical order. Every day you will be able to see insights into the daily text with enough information to apply to your life in the day you are about to embark on, but not so much that you will be overwhelmed. The One Year Bible series of Bibles has helped millions of believers over countless years to read through the Bible, with purpose and clarity; and is now available in a study Bible format in the NLT One Year Chronological Study Bible.