One of the coolest things about millennials is we always know how to make things convenient and accessible for ourselves. I love that about our generation, especially when it comes to God’s word. That is exactly the mission of the team at She Reads Truth (SRT), “Our mission is to invite the already-reached to reach for their Bibles—every day.” Through the app, SRT, one can download a Bible study and reading plan so you in can be in the word every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love using apps when I’m out and about or traveling, for it takes away an excuse to not spend time in the Word. However, there’s something about the sacredness opening the solid and physical Word of God in your hands. The She Reads Truth Bible is God’s word unplugged, filled with guideposts, wisdom, and direction that help you grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.
Not just a fancy thing to look at, the SRT Bible has timelines, key verse illustrations, and devotions within each book to help you dig deep and examine scripture with scripture. With a grey linen cover and gold lettering, this Bible is tastefully put together with just enough elegance yet without unnecessary frills. This week, I started the Isaiah reading program. I like that the book uses scripture to interpret scripture, the basic process of hermeneutics. That is what the writers and editors hope this Bible accomplishes in each reader’s life, that this study Bible wouldn’t add or improve scripture but only enlighten and encourage one to continue to dive deeper in to all it has to offer. In the introduction, there is great information on how to read the Bible, there’s a section where the gospel is laid out clearly, and timelines of when each book of the Bible was written. Each book contains a brief introduction with historical context and background, the message and purpose of the book, the key verse, and why we should be thankful for that book specifically. I loved this small detail of the SRT Bible, that helps me realize why each book of the Bible is important within the context of scripture, and the reminder to be thankful for its existence and testimony. The writers state in the intro, “The key verse for each book was selected not simply as an artistic element, but as a tool to remember the theme of each individual book. Together, these 66 verses present the complete arc of scripture, book by book.” The SRT Bible includes the Christian Standard Bible translation. “The Christian Standard Bible aims to draw readers into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. By translating Scripture into the clearest possible modern English, the CSB allows readers to experience God’s Word at its fullest,” direct from the translation’s website CSBible.com. The CSB translation is an easy to understand version of the Bible.
The She Reads Truth Bible is modest in it’s presentation, yet a rich and valuable study tool, that will have you inspired and encouraged as you dive into the depths of the richness of God’s word. I recommend this Bible as a gift for anyone, young or old, new in the walk with Christ, or far along in their journey of faith.