Book Review:Worldview Study Bible

I really wasn't sure how I would review a Bible, especially a study Bible but I thought I would give this one a shot.
This is  brand new Bible and hasn't been released yet so I feel fortunate to review it before it is released before to the public. It uses the Christian Standard Bible translation which is a new one that came out last year. Now I must say I'm a King James reader. Over the years I've been a Christian I've had KJV, NKJV and NIV but I just really like the KJV.

Okay on to my review. This Bible has many great features. Each book begins with a introduction, circumstances of writing which includes the author, background of the book, it's contribution to the Bible and the book's structure. There is a timeline for each book of the Bible. The beginning of each book also has a section called Christian Worldview Elements that has headings of Teachings About God, Teachings About Humanity and Teachings About Salvation. 
There are the usual notes found in the bottom that most study Bibles have with center column references.  Another thing about this Bible is it has articles throughout about various topics regarding issues today such as same sex marriage, abortion, atheism, Christians and suffering, etc.  The descriptions says the articles are written by notable Christian scholars but honestly I don't know any of them.
I like that this Bible has two ribbon markers. One for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament. 

As mentioned above Bible uses the Christian Standard Bible(CSB). According the  description on the box it "stays as literal to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others."

Because I'm accustomed to the KJV it was hard to get past the CSB wording of some passages which seems to almost change the meaning.  For example in  Matthew 8:7 regarding Jesus encounter with the centurion who ask if Jesus would come heal his servant. In the KJV it reads " And Jesus saith unto him" I will come and heal him." In the  CSB it reads " He said to him, "Am I to come and heal him?" Interesting though the footnotes in the CSB says or " I will come and heal him".  So little things like that I find confusing.

So anyway it appears to be a very good study Bible.  I think I will use it for my studies in addition to my KJV. The articles ( and there are plenty) could probably be left out or perhaps put in the back of the Bible. I believe the articles are there to encourage Christians to have a Christian Worldview of issues that affect our lives today.
 The Bible they sent  me has this beautiful navy LeatherTouch as they call it cover. I've always loved the feel of leather on Bibles.

I was sent this Bible from the publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Comments

  1. Interesting review. Yes it can get confusing reading the wording of other translations. Some of them I don't care for at all. I have always found it best to have my KJV to read alongside another translation for comparison. I definitely only like using the KJV for scripture memorization because I want to remember the verses in the original translation.

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