I received the Apologetics Study Bible a few weeks ago and have already been impressed by it the times I have used it for my personal Bible study time. It is saturated with practical and thought-provoking material from over ninety leading apologists including Lee Strobel (author of The Case for Christ), Josh McDowell (author of More Than A Carpenter), and Ravi Zacharias (author of Jesus Among Other Gods), among many others I am not yet familiar with.
Features in this study Bible include:
– Introduction for each book of the Bible with info on the author and the reliability of the book
– “Twisted Scripture” explanations of commonly misunderstood or misused passages
– Articles from the apologists on various themes (such as Is the Old Testament Trustworthy, Does the Bible Demean Woman, The Trinity, How Can Jesus’ Death Bring Forgiveness)
– 8 colored maps at the back of the Bible
This Bible uses the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation, which I was not familiar with but have found it to be very readable. It is said to be a reliable translation that stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity.