If you’re a fan of Bible Studies, then you may already be familiar with She Reads Truth. After the birth of my son, I utilized the app to be consistently diving into Scripture. So, when I was recently presented an opportunity to review their new Bible, I jumped on it!*
Today, I’m going to share with you three things I love about this Bible and two things that are not quite my cup of tea. At the very end of my review, I’ll also be sharing an opportunity to win a copy of this Bible!
With so many versions of the Bible floating around, it’s easy to wonder why we need another copy on the shelf. What do these two women have to offer that hasn’t already been spelled out or explained a dozen times over?
As soon as I flipped open the She Reads Truth Bible, I was met with the answer:
Our heart for the She Reads Truth Bible is not to add to or improve on the perfect and complete gift of Scripture God has given us. Rather, our heart is for everything we’ve included in this Bible to point back to God and His Word.
Raechel and Amanda are very honest about their intentions. Their sole goal is to point women back to Christ and, simultaneously, encourage women to dive into the Word. I love that! And I think they’ve done an excellent job making it easy to get the most out of quiet times.
I’m a big believer in understanding the culture surrounding the text. As you can imagine, I was over the moon when I found maps, timelines, and drawing scattered throughout. Unlike the Bible I had as a kid, each educational insert is positioned throughout. So, no need to flip to the back and decipher which map corresponds to what I’m reading.
3-In-1 Devotional, Study Guide, & Notebook
I haven’t personally counted, but the number I was given is 200. Throughout the She Reads Truth Bible are 200 devotions cued up with the corresponding text. That is amazing! When perusing the Bible, I was frequently met with excellent devotions offering further insight into the setting and tips for practical application.
Additionally, each book starts out with a verse that captures the theme of the entire book. Personally, I enjoyed seeing the theme of the book summed up at the beginning. It helps me take on the right perspective as I move through the chapters.
Notebooks upon notebooks upon notebooks. That’s a pretty good description of how I typically roll. Whenever we go out of town – which of late has been quite frequent – I always have at least three different notebooks in my bag dedicated to different projects. Not with this Bible, though! The margins are incredibly generous, allowing plenty of space to jot notes right alongside the text. That’s a big plus to me!
One more feature I’d like to call to your attention is the reading plan scattered throughout. The editors have done an excellent job breaking down the books into the most effective reading plans. Not only will you make it through the book in a timely manner, but they’ve organized it so that you get a thorough picture of the text as a whole.
Here comes my first critique of this Bible. Oh my goodness, I think it weighs as much as my son. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is definitely heavier than any of the other Bibles I typically use.
As I mentioned earlier in this post, we are out of town a lot. That means I pack up my devotions at least once every other week, sometimes more. While I enjoy using the She Reads Truth Bible, it just isn’t feasible to toss in my backpack on trips.
Because it is packed full of wonderful commentary, I’m not sure that there is anything the publisher could have done to alter the weight. But it’s definitely a factor in my book, so I thought it worthwhile to mention.
Another strike against the She Reads Truth Bible is the quality of pages. Admittedly, a more durable paper would make the already-heavy edition even more cumbersome, but I won’t be using my highlighter to mark in the text. I plan to still utilize the generous margins for notes, but any other markings would potentially compromise my ability to read what’s on the other side of the page.
Final Thoughts & A Chance to Win!
All in all, I’ve been impressed with this Bible. It is evident that the editors care a lot aboutmaintaining and protecting the integrity of Scripture. They went great lengths to provide a resource that makes getting into God’s Word easy. You don’t need an arsenal of
scholarly commentaries to unpack the Scriptures. Start here, with the She Reads Truth Bible. I’m confident it will be a blessing to you as you strive to better know the Father.
Before I close my review, I want to extend an opportunity for you to win one of these beautiful Bibles! It’s easy to enter. Simply, click this link and you’ll be taken directly to the form.
*I was given this Bible to review for B&H Publishing by FrontGate Media. While I was given the Bible for free all thoughts and opinions are my own.