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Monday, April 10, 2017

The Woman's Study Bible: NKJV


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.
Features Include:
-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
-Concordance
About the publisher:
In business since 1798, Thomas Nelson is one of the oldest Bible publishers in the world and the largest publisher of the King James Version. Their mission is to inspire the world by using our talents, assets, opportunities, and influence to engage and equip people with Scripture and draw people to a deeper study and understanding of God's Word.

Find out more about Thomas at https://www.thomasnelsonbibles.com.

My Thoughts:



*I received a complimentary copy of The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV.  Any opinion shared here are my own.

The bible I received is the imitation leather cover pictured to the left.  The cover is very sturdy and the binding is strong.  The dual tone cover is attractive.














The floral design is found throughout this Bible as indicated here as a border around the character profile as found in 1 Samuel.  I appreciate that the profiles are not just simple profiles with basic information, but are concise snapshots with word meanings such as here in Hannah's profile.  Her son Samuel's name means "heard by God" and the original Hebrew word is given as well, "shemu'el".











Also included in The Woman's Study Bible are charts like the one from 1 Samuel pictured here.  These charts are very helpful in breaking down important information in a colorful and easy to follow format.  
















Peppered throughout this Bible are quotes from women, past and present.  They are strategically placed near the biblical text to which they pertain.









Last, but certainly not least are the study notes at the bottom of each page.  These notes are by no means an exhaustive study, but they do provide cultural background, some context and word meanings.  The font to the notes are a bit small, but are still readable.

The Woman's Study Bible also includes a helpful full concordance and the words of Christ are in red.  I found this Bible to be aesthetically appealing, but also a deeply helpful resource for any woman looking to dig deeper into a study of the Scriptures.






The NKJV Woman's Bible Study

Blessings,
Jennifer

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