The Worldview CSB Study Bible is a newer translation called the Christian Standard Bible. This translation is said to be more reader-friendly. I did not really have a problem with the verses I checked against my ESV and will continue to utilize it in my studies since I like to use several translations. There are approximately 100 essays located throughout the Bible written by different professors, theologians, Pastors, etc. that range in topics from how to use the study Bible to different religions and modern issues we as Christians are dealing with. I did not really care for them to be scattered throughout the Bible I would have preferred to have them in the back as an appendix. The study notes are located at the bottom of the text and any additional reference verses are located in the middle column. In the New Testament, all Old Testament references in the text are in bold, and I find that I like that and wish all Bibles would do it. Before I review the actual physical characteristics I want to put in a word of caution. If ANY of the study notes raise a question, talk to your Pastor, Priest Spiritual Head or whatever they are referred to as; do not accept information that is contrary to your beliefs in any way. That being said the notes that I review were on target with my theology, but of course, I did not read every study note. There is a very nicely detailed concordance in the back along with colorful maps.
Physical Characteristics – It is a blue Leather touch with silver gilding on the page edges. It comes in a sturdy box that if giving as a gift and mailing should do well. There is a presentation page with the verse Revelations 22:6A Then He said to me, “These words are faithful and true” I liked that and felt it gave it a great touch. There are 2 ribbon markers one for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament.
I give this Study Bible 4 out of 5 stars based on the information I read and would recommend it for purchase.
I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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