Sunday, November 11, 2018

(in)courage Devotional Bible Review and a Giveaway



The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is an invitation for all women to find their stories within the tapestry of the greatest Story ever told—God’s Story of Redemption. Featuring devotions by over one hundred writers of the (in)courage community, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible provides resources for women to explore the Bible, dive deep into Scripture, record their own stories, and find themselves among friends. Readers will experience Scripture in new ways in the company of women willing to “go first” with everyday stories that bear witness to God’s grace to find beauty in brokenness and hope in the hard. (in)courage is a vibrant online community, reaching thousands of women every day, welcoming them just the way they are, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.

Features include:
  • 312 Devotions by 122 (in)courage community writers
  • 10 distinct thematic Reading Plans
  • 66 Book Introductions connecting each book of the Bible to the whole biblical narrative
  • Stories of courage from 50 women of the Bible
  • Journaling space
  • Topical index
  • Two-column text
  • Theme verses
  • Specialized presentation page
The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to 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.

My Thoughts:

So many Bibles to choose from today that you can easily find one for your style and needs. The CSB (in)courgage Bible is gorgeous. CSB stands for Christian Standard Bible translation. 

This is a woman’s Bible with the pastel colors and pretty borders throughout. It really looks elegant looking with pastel colors.

This particular Bible is a hardback cloth Bible in a pretty tweed greenish color. Included is two ribbon bookmarks. The font is your typical size around 9 point.

The pages are laid out in a two column format. At the bottom of each page is a section for notes or journaling which is lined.  A little different lay out than what I’m use to. There isn’t much room in the margins. I’m not sure what I think of the note area being at the bottom yet.

At the beginning of the Bible there is a unique feature that I have only seen in a handful of Bible. I think these two things make this a great Bible for a new believer or someone who is searching. Either way a seasoned Believer will be blessed by the many features throughout the Bible. I really like how they have a section about: “How to Read the Bible” I get asked that question often. They focus on simple steps that are realistic and much needed when reading the word.

The next page gives a beautiful two page spread on “God’s Story of Redemption.” It covers creation, separation, expectation, salvation, transformation, and consummation which have scripture references in each section.


There is a book introduction which is your typical introduction that you find in Bibles. It does have one distinct feature that it has a helps you see how the book is important today.


“Women of Courage” highlights 50 stories of women in the Bible. You can find all them in the back of the Bible in an index. The stories are broken up with 10 attributes of particular women: Beautiful Brokenness, Togetherness, Grace, Leadership, Friendship, Hope, Hospitality, Gratitude, Second Chances, and Bravery. Under each attribute they highlight 5 women. Each page that is colored is related to a particular theme that is mentioned above.

There are also 52 “Reflective Devotions” which are intended to be read at the begin reading at the beginning of each week.  I don’t like that the text is in a pastel color and that the font is smaller. I found this harder to read.  

Another unique feature that I like is the 10 different reading plans based off the themes or attributes. Each theme varies from 5 to 7 weeks.

A few things that I don’t like is that it doesn’t have maps is in the back. I don’t know why Bibles are deleting this feature in so many Bibles now. There isn’t a concordance either.

Overall, this is a beautiful Bible that has some unique. Find out more here.

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 I received a free copy of this product from FrontGate Blogger Network in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations.  

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