Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
This is a unique and interesting way to present the four books of the Gospel. All four books are presented in a chronological format. The four Gospels are side-by-side when they are relating the same events. When all don’t present the same event only the book or books that do are on the page. This is different from a Parallel Bible in which the same text is presented in various translations/versions.
Are you thinking “Oh, how will I be able to tell the books apart?” Don’t worry each book is printed in a different color. Matthew is blue, Mark is green, Luke is red, and John is purple. There are notes throughout to guide the reader along and these are in black.
The entire Gospel message is presented from before the Birth of Christ opening with John’s narrative on the beginning and concluding after the Ascension with John’s testimony that the world could not contain all the books that could be written about Jesus.
The textual portions of this Bible go from page 5 to page 139 which is followed by 5 lined pages for notes. The book is hardcovered and is approximately 9″ x 9-1/2″. The cover has in the lower portion a thorn pattern with the upper portion showing rays spreading upward as from the rising sun.
I was provided a complimentary review copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.