The Women’s Study Bible NIV… a review

God is always at work,
and sometimes in the most
mysterious ways.

I thought I was done doing book reviews,
until I was contacted to review this…

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oh, yeah!

Last fall I gave away my favorite Bible,
and while I knew that I knew that I knew
that God called me to give it to Larry,
I still struggled with missing my copy of God’s Word.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, a dear friend
took me Bible shopping and blessed me
with a new Bible.

And, as we stood in that store,
and I “tried on” several different Bibles,
I debated small-easy-to-carry vs.
study Bible.

In the end, I chose smallish, easy to carry,
feel good in my hands.

And, I like it. A lot.

But, sometimes when I read,
I miss the study notes,
the thoughts that give a little clarity to the passage
I’m reading.

So, when this gem came in the mail,
I opened it immediately.

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I poured over its pages
and read some of the study notes.

I read the introduction to some of the
different books of the Bible.

And, I carried it around
for a few days.

And, my thoughts?

I really like this study Bible!

I like the notes that deal with current topics
such as codependency, euthanasia, marriage,
and the sanctity of life.

I like the margin space for taking notes
and the historical introduction to the different
books of the Bible.

I like the chapter and paragraph headings
and that it is laid out in chapters
rather than in individual verses.

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After touching it, turning the pages,
holding it, carrying it, reading it…

I can only think of two things that
I do not care for…

First, I like Bible’s that have Christ’s words
in red. I don’t know why.
I just do.
No red here.

Secondly, this is a hard-back Bible.
I’m a sensory reader.
In other words, I like how books feel in my hands.
This feels bulky and big.
I would most definitely choose it in leather
to lighten it up.

So, in the meantime,
I will continue to carry my smallish,
easy to carry Bible
and when I want to dig a little deeper,
I will take this one off the shelf.

Would I ever consider buying this Bible?

Absolutely! It’s a great study Bible with cross-references,
study notes, and a good concordance in the back.

***disclaimer, I was sent this Bible for my honest review.
All thoughts are mine and I received no other compensation
for this blog post.

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