CSB Life Essentials Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

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I recently received the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible to use & review.  I have several Bibles that I use so I was excited to try out this new study Bible.

I have used this Bible for about 3 weeks now. I took it to drive in church twice, and used it watching church online last Sunday.

The Christian Standard Bible, CSB, stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. Making it easier to read and study.

 

CSB Life Essentials Bible Review Giveaway

 

 

This CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible features well known Bible teacher Dr. Gene Getz.

Dr. Getz guides readers through the Bible focusing on the 1,500 life principles found throughout the Bible. This help the reader to learn and apply the Bible to our lives.

 

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It was raining this past Sunday and we couldn’t have drive in church. So I propped this Bible up in front of my computer screen to watch our church online. The large print makes it easy to follow along with the pastor reading. Well, larger print than most Bibles, but it’s not a Large Print edition.

 

CSB Life Essentials Bible Review Giveaway

 

The features of the CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible are many.

Commentary and application questions on 1,500 life principles
Topical index and cross references for all 1,500 life principles
250 hours of free in-depth video teaching to accompany each life principle
Two-color interior design
Smyth-sewn binding
Presentation page
Two-column text
Topical subheadings
Black-letter text
9-point type
Textual footnotes
Concordance
Full-color maps

 

CSB Life Essentials Bible Review Giveaway

 

The verses in this Bible are on a white background. The Life Principles use a gray background. The Life Principles in the verses are highlighted in blue. Jesus’ words are not in read in this Bible.

 

The CSB Life Essentials Study Bible uses a multimedia digital study system with more than 250 hours of video teachings from Dr. Gene Getz. The reader can access these teachings through smartphone-accessible QR codes. You can see an example of the QR code below. When scanned, each one brings up a video that covers the principle in that section.

 

CSB Life Essentials Bible Review Giveaway

 

Here’s an example of a video from Matthew 2.

 

 

I love the easy readability of this Bible. Thanks to the different color backgrounds, it’s easy to tell where the verses are so you can continue reading. Then go back after and read the references and principles. Or read the section of verses on each page, then read the principles, before continuing to the next section. Whatever your Bible reading and studying style is, this Bible will work for you.

 

I will definitely keep using this Bible. The hard cover edition, like the one I have, makes it so easy to use this Bible. Whether in the car, in front of the computer, or on your lap in a church service.

 

For more information, visit the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible website.

For more infomation about this translation, visit here.

You can also find the CSB Bible on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

CSB Life Essentials Study Bible is available on Amazon.

 

CSB Life Essentials Study Bible Giveaway

 

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Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

I own several Bibles. Different sizes, different translations. If you are a Christian, you may as well. I was very interested when I heard about the new The Tony Evans Study Bible. Here’s why.

 

The Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

Tony Evans is one of the most influential church leaders of our time and has been studying and preaching the Gospel for over 50 years. He serves as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX and founder of The Urban Alternative, a ministry which promotes a kingdom agenda philosophy designed to enable people to live all of life underneath the comprehensive rule of God.

The Tony Evans Study Bible includes extensive study notes and other ancillary resources carefully crafted and curated by Dr. Tony Evans as General Editor and adapted from his sermons, teachings, and writings. These features are strategically placed alongside the biblical text to explain God’s Word in a fresh way. Applying these truths will empower readers to have transformed lives that then transfer the values of the kingdom of God to others.

 

The Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

The features of The Tony Evans Study Bible are many:

  • Beautiful design with a hard cardboard slip cover perfect for gift giving – see picture above
  • Study notes crafted from Tony Evans sermons and writings
  • 40 inspirational articles
  • 50 “Lessons on Kingdom Living,”
  • A plethora of “Questions & Answers”
  • Numerous “Hope Words”
  • Over 150 videos of sermons – I know, I asked it myself. Videos in a Bible? This Bible has QR codes throughout, just hover your smart phone’s camera over the QR code and the video pops up. Very cool, and convenient. See picture below
  • Devotionals
  • Teaching from Dr. Evans
  • Page-edge cross-reference system
  • Black-letter text
  • Presentation page
  • Introductory front matter – The How to Use This Study Bible & the How to Study the Bible Sections are awesome.The Introduction to the Christian Standard Bible tells all about this translation, how it came about, how they did it, and the abbreviations they use in this translation, among other sections.
  • Special back matter section with key definitions – the first time I’ve seen a Definitions of Key Terms and Doctrines of the Christian Faith section. Love it!
  • Theological and doctrinal charts
  • Other study helps
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plan – There is a 3 year plan and a 1 year plan
  • Full-color maps

 

The Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

The Tony Evans Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible. The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-changing message and to share it with others. I have found this translation to be very easy to read.

 

Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

The Tony Evans Study Bible is a great addition to my Bible collection. Not only that, but I believe it will be a great addition, and help, with my Bible reading and study time. Perfect for adults, and kids old enough to read a regular Bible.

 

The Tony Evans Study Bible retails for $69.99, visit the website for more information about purchasing.

 

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Tony Evans Study Bible Review & Giveaway

 

Simply fill out the from below to enter the giveaway to win a copy of The Tony Evans Study Bible. Be sure to read the terms and conditions on the form!

 
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Wizzy Gizmo Fast Track Bible Pack Review

I recently received the Fast Track Bible Pack: New Testament cards from Wizzy Gizmo to review.

The Fast Track Bible Pack: New Testament, $14.99, is a set of 27 cards, plus a cover card, that cover all the books of the New Testament. The cards are a big nine by five inch size.  The Fast Track Bible Pack is suitable for all ages. Perfect for family Bible study!

 

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Holocaust Days of Remembrance

The Holocaust is something that no one can ever forget. No matter your religious affiliation, or no religious affiliation. We must always remember.

The Holocaust Days of Remembrance start today, the 27th, and goes through May 4th.

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Doorposts Beauty in the Heart Review

As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received Beauty in the Heart from Doorposts to review. Doorposts started providing Bible based parenting and character training materials 20 years ago. Their newest offering is Beauty in the Heart.

 

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Beauty in the Heart is a study of Godly beauty for young women. It is written for girls as young as 10-12. I used this Bible study with my 14 year old, 9th grade daughter.  Even though it is written primarily for girls, boys can also use Beauty in the Heart. This study will help boys learn the difference between true and false beauty. Something that is very important in the world we live in today. Some of the questions have alternate questions for boys, these are marked, and the alternate questions are in the back of the book.

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God’s 10 Best Dressed Women

I came across this list of God’s 10 Best Dressed Women over a year ago. Unfortunately, when I wrote the list down, I didn’t write down the source. I love this list, and I love that all 10 can be backed up with scripture.

God's 10 Best Dressed Women

God’s 10 Best Dressed Women

1. The woman whose modesty adorns her.

2. The woman who cloths herself in good works.

3. The woman who does not garb herself with gossip

4. The woman who refuses to wear the garment of idleness.

5. The woman whose warmth is generated by an inner love of others.

6. The woman who dresses that she may not be a stumbling block to others.

7. The woman whose feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

8. The woman who sparkles, not of jewelry, but with her love for her family.

9. The woman who drapes herself with chasteness an fidelity.

10. The woman whose best suit is her love for Christ and His church.

 

There are many Bible verses that mention the traits in this list.  Christian women are often encouraged to be like the Proverbs 31 woman. And Proverbs 31 mentions several of the traits on this list.

 

Proverbs 31: 10-31


10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her

husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and

not evil All the days of her life.   13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with

her hands.   14 She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. 15 She

also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for

her maidservants.   16 She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a

vineyard. 17 She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.   18 She

perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night.

19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle.

20 She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with

scarlet.   22 She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders

of the land.   24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the

merchants. 25 Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of

idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he

praises her:   29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she

shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works

praise her in the gates.

 

*I did several online searches looking for this list. After going through pages and pages of results with different search engines, I was unable to find it. If you know of the original source, please let me know so I can give proper credit. Thanks.