The CSB Study Bible for Women, Teal Flowers LeatherTouchHolman Bible Publishers / 2018 / Imitation Leather$36.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews Video
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fergie5 Stars Out Of 5CSB Study Bible for Women - Teal FlowersJuly 14, 2018fergieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I had ordered this Bible on July 10th. I must say I was quite impressed when I received it just four days later since it was coming from clear across the country. The first thing I do with any Bible I purchase that has gilded edges is to go through the Bible page by page to make sure that none of the pages stick.. other than that I was quite impressed with this Bible. I had it engraved and it turned out just beautiful. I realized this Bible had just come in so they were really no reviews other than the ones that were given complementary copies. I was quite skeptical in ordering this Bible. I was absolutely ecstatic when I received it. Since it's a new Bible the size of the print was not available in the description. However the printing is large enough for me to read because I have glasses. This is a wonderful product. Anyone who is thinking of getting a study Bible geared towards women will not be disappointed
Rebekah Hargraves4 Stars Out Of 5Too Complimentarian, but still a helpful study BibleJuly 11, 2018Rebekah HargravesQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I recently had the opportunity to review the new CSB Study Bible for Women that released this spring. I thought I would share my review of it by first sharing what I consider to be the pros and cons and then my overall opinion at the very end.
First the pros!
As far as study tools and features go, I think this study Bible is exceptional. The CSB Study Bible for Women contains:
Exhaustive commentary notes
Greek and Hebrew word studies
Answers to hard questions pertaining to hot button topics
Notes on various Bible doctrines
Biblical womanhood articles
Character profiles of men and women in the Bible
Written on My Heart applications at the end of each book
Extensive book introductions with information about the writer, the time the book was written, what else was going on in history at the time, the theme and topic of the book, and more
In-text maps, charts & timelines, concordance, and full-color maps
I found each of these various study features to be incredibly helpful and interesting. So, as far as the study tools themselves go, I highly recommend this study Bible if you are wanting to dig deep into the Word and come to a better understanding of it.
I also like the version this study Bible is in, the Christian Standard Bible. I had no experience using this version until I received this study Bible in the mail, but I found that I do really like it. Im still getting used to it, as it does read in a different style than the New King James I have been in the habit of reading, but I find it to be a good balance of easy to understanding and faithfulness to the text.
And Now for the Cons
Because I am used to my journaling Bible, I found the pages of this Bible to be very thin and flimsy and the margins to be pretty small. While this is a bit of a let down, this Bible is meant to be a study Bible, not a journaling Bible, so these factors are not that big of an issue.
The one overarching main con I have with this Bible is the complementarian bent with which certain of the study notes were written. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, the general editor of this study Bible, is a staunch complementarian and this comes through quite clearly in her understanding of the meaning of particular Greek words such as kephale (translated head in 1 Corinthians 11), as well as in her Biblical womanhood articles which are scattered throughout the study Bible. I do not take issue with all of her teachings on Biblical womanhood, but I do find several of them to be inaccurate and imbalanced, Biblically speaking. I would have agreed with all of her complementarian viewpoints years ago when I was a staunch complementarian myself, but I can no longer.
To Sum it Up
With all this considered, would I be able to recommend this study Bible to my friends? Yes, I actually would and in fact did so recently when a friend came to me seeking study Bible recommendations. I did, however, give her the upfront warning and caveat regarding the complementarian leaning of certain study notes and articles contained in this study Bible. I find those to be things one can take with a grain of salt. Because of this and because the other study tools are so helpful, I do recommend this study Bible for women who are looking to increase in their understanding of the Word of God.