I’d like to offer my thanks to Lifeway and B&H Publishing Group for providing me with a copy of this Bible in exchange for this review.
As Christians, we are to be “ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1st Peter 3:15). The new CSB Apologetics Study Bible helps us to do just that. With over 150 topical articles covering a broad range of important apologetic issues, the CSB Apologetic Study Bible would be an excellent addition to your daily devotions.
First of all, this Bible is beautiful. I received the hardcover copy. It is very sturdy and well made. The print is large enough to read comfortably, but not so big that it is obnoxious. The topical articles are distributed evenly, and the Bible is a pleasure to read. I was also pleasantly surprised that the hardcover edition came with the attached bookmark. I’m used to only seeing those with leather Bibles.
Second, the added content in this study Bible is very informative and useful. There are articles on almost every conceivable apologetic issue. They range from current ethical challenges, answering objections from other religions and cults, apologetic methodology, passages of Scripture that are often taken out of context, and much more. There are several “twisted Scripture” explanations for verses that are often misused and misapplied. There are several short biographies of famous apologists throughout history. Plus, this Study Bible has an all-star cast of contributors. If you read this Bible, you will come across articles from apologists and theologians such as Ravi Zacharias, John Frame, Albert Mohler, Lee Strobel, J.P. Moreland, and much more.
Finally, I really like the CSB translation. This Bible was actually my first opportunity to read it. I was a big fan of the HCSB, and the revises CSB has been very refreshing. It is readable without sacrificing clarity.
The CSB Apologetic Study Bible is an invaluable resource for laymen and pastors alike. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, I believe you will benefit from studying this Study Bible. Apologetics is not just a discipline for professionals. Every Christian is called to be prepared to defend the faith. I’m glad to recommend this Bible to anyone that is seeking to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and how to properly defend it.