Y’all! I am so excited about this review. When I first saw the option for reviewing this Woman’s Study Bible, I was amazed at the chance and right away requested it. There are three different covers to this Bible, cloth, hardcover, and imitation leather. I was thrilled when I was chosen to review the imitation letter version (which had been my top choice). When I received the Bible in the mail I was so happy with it that I carried it around showing it to my family.
Y’all. Of course it’s the Bible, so that makes it special. But, in addition to being God’s Word, the other features are put together in such a wonderful way that makes it beautiful, easy to go-through, and a delight to read.
My mom ended up asking if she could borrow the Bible for a few days, and of course I was happy to comply. Over the next few days Mom gushed about the Bible multiple times, pointing out various features that she enjoyed. In the end, she happily agreed to review the Study Bible. (YAY!) See her review below.
What a beautiful, easy to read, inviting, Woman’s Study Bible!
I was intrigued when I opened the box and noticed the beautiful cover. It is the same study Bible I have had for several years, but the newest version. The updates have made using it very pleasant. The use of various colors, some flowered headings, and the slightly larger print made me want to dive into it.
I chose the book of Philippians for my first study.
Because this is a “woman’s” study Bible, there is an emphasis on finding and explaining about the women of Philippi. For instance, I had not realized that women play a prominent role in Philippians. It has more references to women than possibly any other single book of the Bible. Think of Lydia, the first European convert. The story of Philippi began in Acts with women “meeting on the riverside where prayer is customarily made,” it was led by Lydia.
Did you know that Paul’s visit to this city was his first visit to a “western” culture? So the Philippians are our cultural forebears.
I loved the section entitled Background Information – In finding out about the city’s origin I learned much to help me understand who the people of Philippi were – Philippi was a Roman colony, and as such had great privileges which made a tremendous social and psychological difference. They were exempt from taxes, could buy and sell freely, and were not under the same local government. These differences may have made Paul place a heavy emphasis on the virtue of humility in this book.
While the editorial content seems very similar to the older version of this Bible, the well-done use of color, the quality paper which makes for less shadowing and bleed-through, and the overall pleasing appearance made me desire to jump in and study like never before. I highly recommend this Woman’s Study Bible.
I give it a rating of 5 of 5.
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About The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible
The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.
Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman’s Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold over 1.5 million copies.
- Beautiful full-color design throughout
- Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women
- Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes
- Over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues
- Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy
- Book introductions and outlines
- Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees
- Quotes from godly women throughout history
- Set of full-page maps of the biblical world
- Topical index