Once I clamped eyes on this lovely Bible brought to you by the partnership of (in)courage and CSB, I knew I had to share it with you guys! Clearly, there’s been a lot of beautifully designed Bibles on the market as of late (as evidenced here, here, here, and here), so what makes the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible from (in)courage so unique?
As the name implies, the main aim is cultivating your growth in Christ through devotional studies that compliment the Bible’s text. And with 122 women writers uniting together to pen a whopping 312 devotionals, I would say that’s enough additional resources to keep most of us busy for awhile!
Now I will say, you’ll find that the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible doesn’t have commentary at the bottom. This can be beneficial if you’re wanting to read the Word to soak in it before turning yourself over to in depth study. (If you’re looking for a study Bible, the (in)courage Bible wouldn’t fit your needs but this and this could be a better option.)
Key Features of the (in)courage Bible:
Per usual, I’m going to take you on a little tour of the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible so you can see if it’s truly a good fit for you.
Personally, the most beautiful feature of this Bible to me is its blue leather touch cover with engraved leaf design. But the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible also comes with alternative covers: Green cloth overboard, Gray hardcover, and Genuine Leather in Navy.
Out of all the Bibles I’ve ever owned, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible probably has the most ample room of them all for note-taking. This is great for jotting down notes during a sermon or writing out comprehensive notes while you study the Bible.
Key verses throughout the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible are placed on a decorative sidebar like this one:
A breakdown of some of the key features:
And of course, the biggest key feature of the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is their well-thought-out devotionals placed in line with text that compliments the writing:
Each book of the Bible has an introductory page like this one that includes the following elements so you can really grasp the message behind a particular book of the Bible:
- Understanding the author’s heart.
- Connecting with God’s story.
- Connecting with our story.
And this is the box the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible came in. It has a beautiful design of dried rose bud heads and dried leaves strewn about which matches the interior pages. The box isn’t as functional as the She Reads Truth one which I use all of the time to store away the Bible in order to keep it clean. But I’ve found that with the (in)courage Bible I have (the blue leather touch), it doesn’t seem to show as much wear as the She Reads Truth Bible.
This is certainly a great choice for a Bible and if it compels you to want to read the Word more, please, get it! Out of everything I want you to take away from this post, it’s that. Get yourself at least one Bible that will motivate you to read the Word more.
And make that your goal for this year and every year after,
I generously received this Bible for free from B&H in exchange for an honest review. All images our own. Please don’t use without permission.