Title: The NKJV, Woman’s Study Bible
General Editor: Dorothy Kelley Patterson
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
“The Woman’s Study Bible is a unique tool for opening God’s Word to women through a comprehensive study of Scripture prepared by women for women on subjects important to women,” its introduction states.
~ What ~
Targeted toward women seeking an in-depth study of the Scriptures, this cloth-covered hardbound has hot pink binding and a floral design on the outside with an attached silk marker ribbon. Containing over twenty-one hundred pages, the Bible is in 11-point font with full-color inserts that focus on women. Including more than 300 in-text topical articles from over 80 women, added are book introductions, outlines, verse-by-verse study notes, maps, charts, timelines, family trees, quotes from godly women throughout history, index, and concordance.
~ Why ~
Since the Bible is the most important book in history, this selection is a nice option for women who are looking for an in-depth study as they read their Bible daily. I like how comprehensive it is by including at the beginning of each book information on the author, date written, background, purpose, audience, and characteristics.
One example of the additional study notes in the Book of Esther would be the highlighted notes on Vashi, Esther’s makeover, chosen adoptive children, a courageous queen, making your mark, a leadership chart, explanation of the feast of Purim, and a quote by Verna Birley as well as a myriad of footnotes.
~ Why Not ~
Some may not like how heavy the book is (it weighs over 3 pounds), so they may not want to cart it around with them. Others may prefer something less feminine and flowery in design.
~ Who ~
The Bible is copyrighted by a division of Thomas Nelson.
~ Wish ~
Although the book includes acknowledgments and selected sources of quotations, it does not have short biographies of the 80 women who contributed to the book. I do not recognize all names or know their qualifications.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a woman’s study Bible, this is a good choice if you do not mind it being so heavy. It would be a lovely gift for a special lady to get closer to Christ (plus it is pretty to display on a bed stand or table).
Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.
GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.