This beautiful Bible features 189 devotionals from the She Reads Truth writing team, Scripture reading plans for every book as well as a one-year reading plan, sixty-six key verses that are artfully lettered to help with Scripture memorization, 35 colorfully illustrated timelines, 20 helpful maps, 11 charts, detailed book introductions, and wide margins for taking notes. I’ve used it a handful of times in the past month for my personal Bible study of 2 Corinthians and am looking forward to digging into it more in the future! What a wonderful resource for digging into the Word!
I recently received a She Reads Truth Bible to review and I decided to use it for my Colossians Bible study.
First impressions: The one I was sent was a poppy linen version that I’d describe as mango. Normally I’m not a fan of the texture of linen covered books, but this one was surprisingly smooth. I received an indexed version, which is great since I usually have to add those separate tabs otherwise.
Inside: There are wide margins if you like to take notes or journal in your Bible. I haven’t written in it yet, but I put some scripture stickers and arrows in to highlight certain passages. I saw some reviewers say they felt the pages were thin, but I use gel highlighters and didn’t have an issue.
This was my first time reading a Christian Standard version (CSB) and I found it very easy to read. I tend to like the New Living Translation (NLT), so this was nice as it is also easy to follow and understand.
There are a lot of devotionals in the Bible that tie into the readings. It also contains maps for each book and reading plans that include, “supplementary passages for added context and deeper understanding.” That was a great bonus feature for those times when you want to dig a little deeper into a section.
Pros: The reading plans, maps, and section describing the gospel all made this a standout. I also liked the fact this version was indexed.
Cons: The font could be a little bigger.
Overall, this is a great Bible no matter if it’s your first time exploring the Word or if you’re a veteran of Bible studies. It’s easy to read and has a great section that tells you how to go about reading the Bible. This would be a great gift for someone who wants to start reading the Bible as it’s not overwhelming at all and has a lot of helpful way to start your study. This is a great choice to use for a Bible study.
*I received this Bible from BH Publishing and Lifeway in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
I’d like to thank Lifeway/B&H Publishing Group for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
There’s nothing more important for the Christian life than spending time in God’s Word. It is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:16). Therefore, it is imperative that Christians have Bible’s in their hands that they want to read. This Bible has done just that for my wife.
She loves this Bible. Not only because of the translation and the clarity and readability, but because, well, it’s pretty. It’s a very attractive Bible. It makes her want to read it. Not only that, it is filled with numerous study helps and articles to help her dive deeper into God’s Word. For this reason, i’m happy to recommend this bible.
I’ve been a She Reads Truth fan since nearly the beginning. I didn’t grow up in church and didn’t really know how to engage in scripture– SRT helped me by providing thoughtful devotions and corresponding scripture to study– and they did so in a way that was beautiful and thoughtful. I was a part of their launch team for the SRT Book, and have participated in countless studies by them for over 3 years. So when I heard about the SRT Bible, I was ECSTATIC. It looked stunning from the outside, and I knew it would be as beautiful from the inside too. And I was not disappointed!
Now honestly, does scripture and the Bible have to LOOK pretty for us to engage with it? Nope. But doesn’t the beautiful word of God deserve to look as beautiful as the words within it are? I’d say yes. And it makes using this Bible all the more engaging: looking at the beautiful scripture pages at the beginning of each book, studying the stunning maps, charts, and timelines that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are a valuable resource in learning about the whens and wheres of the Christian world. Especially charts. I’m a chart/worksheet kind of girl.
I appreciate as well the different Bible study plans– both one for digging into each book of the Bible, and one for reading the Bible as a whole. The book introductions are thorough and uselful, a great tool as I engage in books I don’t know much about.
I love all the devotions, though I wish they hadn’t been ones that were used on the SRT website already. (I doubt they all are, but the ones I’ve read so far I’ve read in previous studies! I wish they’d write who wrote what on the devotion instead of having a directory of names in the back.
I like the CSB version! This is my first time using it. It’s very clear and easy to understand. The footnotes are a bit confusing though– I know there’s a key at the beginning of the Bible, but I wish they were easier to engage with.
The wide margins are great, especially as a Bible journaler– though I don’t intend on doing much artsy journaling in this Bible. I like using the margins to write out scriptures that stand out as I read them, or notes from my study.
I’ve read a lot of complaints on the thin pages– and I won’t lie, they are thin. I’m afraid if I move through them quickly I’ll rip one! But as far as the thinness in relation to reading the scripture, it doesn’t bother me too much. I can read it just fine. The only pages that it bothers me is on the pages where there’s a devotional on one side, and scripture on the other– the design of the devotional pages does make it a little harder to read the scripture. I wish they’d put devotionals on both sides of the same page to avoid this problem, but it’s more of a slight annoyance than anything else. I use a sharpie pen in my SRT Bible and can see some shading on the back, but no major bleedthrough has occurred from my writing.
Overall, I LOVE this Bible. Proud to be a member of the SRT Community, and grateful for the way they use their beautiful designs and thoughtful studies to bring women into the word of God every day. I hope this Bible does that job well for women– it’s doing so for me!