I’m a guy and I’m reviewing this Bible. I’m doing it because I heard the founders of She Reads Truth on a podcast and these ladies caught my ear in what they are trying to accomplish with their ministry. (The introductory remarks by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams are inspiring) I’m doing it because when this Bible was first released it flew off the shelves and was difficult to buy. I’m doing it because I was able to lay my hands on a few copies and gave it to our seniors as a parting graduating gift at the church I pastor and they loved it. What is so special about this Bible? Well let me tell you my thoughts.
First, I love how these ladies give a small primer on how to read the Bible. Every Bible needs this. We need to be reminded that we are not reading the Bible for reading sake but rather we are reading it to apply it and to become doers of it. Their approach to the Word of God is worshipful and life changing. They follow this up with a wonderful well thought gospel message. This is a great way to lead up to the Scriptures for the redeemed heart is fertile soul for the Word of God.
This Bible is built for studying the Bible. The writers have carefully looked at each book and have printed a key verse written with great style and beauty by one of 15 artist. This thing looks girly. The book introduction pages are color coded by genre. The layout gives you plenty of room to take notes. You have well written devotionals that are placed with the coinciding Scripture so that when you are reading through your Bible plan, you have devotional thoughts to bring you even more into the story. Your Bible plan is at the beginning of each chapter with “Going Deeper” passages at the side of each one. You have maps, charts, and timelines perfectly placed in the sections where you need them the most for personal Bible study. Yes, the tools in this Bible do nothing but enhance your reading of the Word of God.
Now I understand why these Bibles flew off of the shelves. Now I get why my wife has already taken over my copy of this Bible. All I can say is that I need to get me a Bible cover so that nobody can see the “She” on the outside cover and study on. The CSB is already coming out with more manly study Bibles like the Spurgeon Study Bible. Perhaps that one will make me grunt just a bit.
I was given a copy of this Bible in exchange for an honest review. I honestly loved it!