Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NKJV The Woman's Study Bible, a review


When I opened the box this Bible comes in, my first response was "Wow"!  The cover is so beautiful.  Then I perused it and found the inside has also been designed to be attractive as one reads through it, like a Spring day.

Having said that, what about the content? That is the most important and I was pleased to see the content is as well thought out as the design.  For this is a true study Bible with biographies of over 100 women in the Bible, verse-by-verse study notes throughout, over 300 in-text topical articles, essays by women in the various subjects (theology, biblical studies, archeology, etc.), introductions and outlines for each Book of the Bible, full-color maps, charts, timelines, a topical index, and a concordance.

When looking through the long list of women who contributed in the notes sections, I was very pleased to see women who do not show up very often in new editions of such Bibles.  For instance, women such as Emilie Barnes, Vonette Bright, Jill Briscoe, Anne Ortlund, and Edith Schaeffer are listed along with recent women of faith.

The Bible's print is a fairly large 11-point font, not too large but large enough for me to read it and that's saying something.  I'm keeping this Bible handy (even though my main Bible will continue to be my old NIV version that I've had for years) just for the notes, charts, maps, and essays.  This Bible is the perfect gift to give someone you know that may be unfamiliar with the Bible for the NKJV is easy to read and the information provided is in an easy to follow format.  Highly recommended!

The NKJV Woman's Study Bible was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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4 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

I don't usually like these kinds of Bibles but your description of biographies of 100 women in the bible, that would be interesting!

And it is very pretty!

Carol Slater said...

It is a beautiful cover. I have never used a study Bible. I stick with my old King James Version that I realized will be 32 years old in June. It's worn pages and notes throughout sure do say a lot about the time spent with it.

Bess said...

Looks like a lovely Bible, Brenda. I've put it on my wish list! Hope you are continuing to feel better. Blessings, Bess

copperswife said...

That is a pretty Bible!! I have a couple of study Bibles that I keep in a stack under my own very plain, wide margined Bible. I love having them to refer to as I study and take notes in my Bible. Neither of my study Bibles are NKJV, though, so I might look into this one to add to my stack.