I think I may have mentioned to you before, at least once or twice, that I am a huge fan of all things SheReadsTruth. A few years back I was looking for a new personal study and stumbled across SheReadsTruth. I’ve been using their devotional journals ever since. So when I heard that they were producing a new study Bible, I was all over that pre-order button.
I am a big believer in utilizing the many different styles and versions of Bibles at our disposal. I personally own about 11, ranging from ESV to KJV and travel size to journaling. I even have a Children’s Bible that I use for Sunday School (and I’d be lying to say that I don’t like to look at the pictures myself). I love using each one for different occasions and version comparison for deeper, personal study. Maybe someday I’ll write a little more about that.
But right now I want to tell you all the reasons why this particular Bible has become my go-to for church and devotions.
I think of this Bible as my devotional Bible. I love the personal style of this version.
The modern day, Christian Standard Version is easier to read so it doesn’t require as much vocabulary googling.
I appreciate that they have included excerpts on how to read the Bible & the Gospel. It may sound basic but I believe it’s an important & thoughtful inclusion.
The Gospel is the foundation of our faith–why read the Bible if the Gospel is obsolete? Whether you are new to the Gospel story or it’s the 1,005th time you’ve read it, it never becomes less important or powerful. Going beyond individual use, it’s helpful to review and utilize when sharing the Gospel with someone else.
Context is king. If we don’t know how to read the Bible, we can easily take things out of context and miss the true meaning & application. We have to understand the events, history, language, and people surrounding the passage that we are studying. I don’t assume that everyone understands this because for so long, I didn’t. Attending Bible college transformed my mentality regarding Bible study, but you don’t have to have a Bible degree to understand it & use it effectively in your own life. That’s why I love that they have included this helpful excerpt, helping to set the stage for what we’re about to study.
Let’s just mention the lovely, large margins that allow for you to jot down any thoughts or notes as you study.
Like I said, it’s perfect for personal devotions.
Beyond that, there are so many other thoughtful inserts throughout this Bible.
There are TWO bookmarks (because don’t you hate it when you have one really important passage marked only to need the bookmark again before you’re done using it).
I am very VISUAL. So I love that there are colorful graphs, family trees, maps, and timelines to accompany various passages. They are helpful study aids and it doesn’t hurt that they look pretty either.
The devotional insert is one my favorite parts of this Bible. I find it extremely helpful to read someone else’s perspective and take-away from a passage that I am reading through. It helps me to think big picture, expand my own thought process, and apply it personally.
I would be amiss if I didn’t give proper homage to the beautiful artwork throughout this Bible. It’s not a necessary inclusion but as an artistic, creative, design oriented woman, it makes this Bible feel all the more personal. Yes, the Bible is attractive and useful of it’s own merit, it’s God’s Word after all. But these creative inserts make it even more so.
Did I mention that this coral cover is one of FOUR options? I have Poppy Linen, but it’s a tough choice between that, Gray Linen, Navy Leathertouch, and Brown Genuine Leather.
For all of that, I was impressed that I only had to spend $35 on this Bible on Amazon Prime. I’ve spent triple that on leather bound, study Bibles before. Just saying.
SheReadsTruth has done an incredible job with this beautiful, woman oriented, devotional Bible. Their attention to detail makes it useful, practical, and effective. The result is even better than I even hoped it would it be.
So for whatever that’s worth, friend to friend, I’m highly recommending this as a devotional study option to consider.