This spring has begun the rollout of the new updated Holman Christian Standard Version, titled the “Christian Standard Version.” I have reviewed many different versions of the Bible, today I will be reviewing the new Apologetics Study Bible. There are three key points that make it a bible worth owning, the size, content, and layout.
The CSB has been roiling out a new size of Bible, its more square compared to the brick shape that other bibles still have. Having the square body the text can be laid out better and you can add more text to the page making it half the size, and much easier to carry. It also makes it much easier to read while holding with it being more square. It is a very nice bible to read.
The content of the Bible is what makes this a bible everyone should own, taking a apologetics approach to understanding the Bible is important. 90 of the top christian Apologists have written content including some great articles to help readers understand the Christian faith and be able to defend it! The list of authors include Ted Cabal, Lee Strobel, Chuck Colson, Paul Copan, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, J.P. Moreland, and Ravi Zacharias. These authors continue to make a emphasis at looking at scripture to help defend your faith!
The Bible has a great layout for reading, and studying. The passage is laid out well, and mixed in are footnotes and different sections to help readers understand things better including a “Twisted Scripture” section. This section helps readers understand passages that might be taken a different way by teaching the correct context! Other sections teach on key points and challenge readers to open up their mind and faith!
The new CSB Apologetics Study Bible is on point, its a bible that anyone who wants to learn from the best to defend their faith can do so in one Bible! This is a great bible to give to students who are going to college! There is also a teens one available (see my last blog).