About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

CSB Lifeway Women's Bible, Marigold LeatherTouch by CSB Bibles


Every Christian woman is called to live confidently in her identity—known, free, and loved in Christ. Designed to assist women of any age as they study God’s Word, the CSB Lifeway Women’s Bible will inspire you to laugh, grow, and worship alongside your community. It includes an in-depth collection of inspirational articles, devotional commentary, study tools, and other Bible reading helps from prominent voices in the Lifeway Women community. As you explore God’s Word, your life will be changed, inevitably affecting those around you, impacting lives one woman at a time. 


  • Including Bible study and devotional content from Lauren Chandler​, ​Gloria Furman, Lisa Harper, Mary Kassian, Kell
    y King, Kelly Minter, Trillia Newbell, Jackie Hill Perry, Angel Thomas Pharr, Jennifer Rothschild, Mary Jo Sharp, Priscilla Shirer, Angie Smith, and other Lifeway Women. 
  • Over 100 articles placed alongside the corresponding biblical text to foster deep reflection on Bible passages and topics focused on the life needs of women
  • Nearly 100 short devotional thoughts placed throughout the Bible 
  • Bible genre introductions with a short overview and reading plan highlighting key passages in that section
  • 66 book-focused introductions providing a concise overview with book-specific timelines
  • Over 40 character profiles of key women in the Bible with questions for application
  • More than 35 reflection questions to help women engage more deeply with the Bible
  • Nearly 100 brief inspirational quotes on the Bible  
  • Over 25 word studies on individual words or phrases detailing meaning and significance
  • 30 plus charts, tables, and maps  
  • Distinctive full-color design elements to foster an immersive reading experience for women of all ages
  • Single-column text layout 
  • Black-letter text for easy readability 
  • Easy-to-read 9.5-point type size
  • Durable Smyth-sewn lay-flat binding 
  • Ribbon marker for easy referencing between pages 
  • Concordance
  • Presentation page for gift-giving 
  • Full-color maps

The CSB Lifeway Women’s Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB captures the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

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There are so many positive things about this new Bible for women. It is overflowing with amazing features, but I especially like that the binding allows me to lay it flat, the text is easy to read, and there is even space for journaling. There are charts galore and full-colored maps to increase my knowledge, a Table of Contents and Concordance to help me navigate, and three different reading plans to guide me in reading God's Word. These plans include a 90-day plan, a one-year plan, and a three-year plan. I also appreciate that there are numerous devotions and articles that supplement the Bible scripture and they're written by people like me---women who love God and long to grow in their faith! My only reservation is that the words of Jesus aren't in red text.

This CSB Lifeway Women's Bible is a wonderful addition to your personal library, but it would also be a lovely gift for birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas, and even Graduation! It's rich in beauty and content, and there's a special presentation page for gifting it to those special women in your life. This Bible is truly a gem!

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from the publisher via FrontGate Media. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my unbiased thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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