When I first saw The Woman's Study Bible, I knew it was a very special Bible. It is big and beautifully designed, with a lovely cloth floral cover. The floral motif continues on the first few presentation pages, and at the top of each book of the Bible.
There are several special pages at the beginning of the Bible, including a Ketubah Marriage contract (traditional Jewish marriage contract), Family History to fill out, Special Family Memories, and page to list My Spiritual Mothers.
There are several articles about women and the Bible after the preface. The contributors are women from diverse backgrounds.
This is truly a study Bible. There is fascinating information to study at the beginning of each book of the Bible: title, author, date, background, themes, outline. Pages have footnotes with more information. There are also short sections within each book of the Bible for more detailed reading. For instance, in Genesis there are sections on Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Dinah, and more.
Between the Old and New Testaments there is a section with fascinating information like Flowers of the Bible, Vegetables of the Bible, Bitter Herbs of the Bible, etc.
The New Testament is red letter, with the words of Christ in red. This is the NKJV (New King James Version) translation, which is very readable and also preserves a lot of the poetic language of the traditional KJV translation. The font is 11 point, which I find easy to read. The Bible lays flat as you open it, so you can set it on a desk or table and read it easily.
There is a substantial appendix including Money and Measurements of the Bible, Index, Concordance, and Maps. I particularly like the Index, where you can look up people, places, or topics (i.e. Peter's Mother-in-Law, Pentecost, Prayer, Praise).
The Woman's Study Bible would be a perfect Bible for daily studies, and it also would be a really special gift. I am very impressed with the beautiful quality of this book and the loving scholarship that is included for study.
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- A copy of The NKJV Woman's Study Bible (winner's choice of design)
- A decorative plaque
- A rose gold Tree of Life necklace
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse.