This beautiful Bible, edited by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams, is chock full of excellent information to help the brand new searcher or the knowledgeable student. Besides presenting scripture in the Christian Standard Bible version, there are over 2000 pages that also include devotionals, reading plan, colored timelines, maps, charts, key verse list, and topical list.
I found the translation interesting in that it is considered “optimal equivalence”. That is, optimal equivalence uses both a word-for-word translation and equivalency where the original language does not translate well to our modern language. For example:
John 5:17 (CSB) – Jesus responded to them, “My Father is still working, and I am working also,”
John 5:17 (ESV) – But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”
John 5:17 (NIV) – In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”
The beginning of each book gives the reader a better understanding of that book with its place on the timeline, some background, the message and purpose of the book and why we should give thanks for that particular book. The first pages of each book also give the themes and explanation within that book plus a reading plan and suggested scripture to go deeper. This is perhaps the most comprehensive Bible on my bookshelf.
She Reads Truth Bible comes in several different lovely covers including poppy linen, navy leather, hardcover, brown genuine leather or the cover I have, gray linen. I would give this Bible five stars for it’s beauty, readability and content. It would make an excellent gift for women on your list.