CSB Apologetics Study Bible For Students – Book Review

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CSB Apologetics Study Bible For Students – Book Review

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the original Apologetics Study Bible For Students – a resource-rich Bible, written in the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation, that was designed to help students intelligently share their faith.

Now, the newly released CSB Apologetics Study Bible For Students carries on that tradition with a fresh look, an updated translation, and more extensive apologetics materials than ever!

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Let’s start with the translation. CSB stands for Christian Standard Bible and is the revision to the Holman Christian Standard Bible that provides readers with updated word choices that remains true to the original languages while providing greater clarity and readability to modern audiences.

Next comes a sleek new look design: a fresh blue and grey and layout throughout that spotlights the top 130+ questions that students are asking, plus the new articles and extensive apologetics study material that this Bible is known for!

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You’ll find the following Key Features inside of the CSB Apologetics Study Bible For Students:

  • Book Introductions with Timelines of what’s going on elsewhere in the world.
  • Study Notes with evidence on the reliability and truthfulness of Scripture.
  • Articles that address culturally significant questions accurately yet sensitively.
  • Bones & Dirt segments that feature archaeological discoveries of apologetic value.
  • Twisted Scripture Notes that highlight Scriptures that other religious movements distort to support doctrines that run contrary to historic Christian teaching.

Other features include notable quotes, tactics to help students withstand attacks against their faith, and personal stories about how God has dramatically worked in people’s lives!

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This Bible is formatted in a two-column text featuring a 9.5 point type with all of the niceties you’d expect in a Bible, including a presentation page, a ribbon marker, and full color maps!

If you are looking for a Bible that will helps the teenage, college-age and young adult students in your life grasp Scripture in a way that relates to the cultural issues of the day so that they can impact the people around them, then the CSB Apologetics Study Bible For Students is the perfect gift for them!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.

In 2008, Sean received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.

Sean travels throughout the United States and abroad to speak at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for high-profile organizations including Focus on the Family and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Family Life Today and Stand to Reason, and been quoted in many publications, including the New York Times.

Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over eighteen books and has also written multiple books with his father, Josh McDowell.

In April, 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the Lifeway / B&H Publishing Group for review purposes. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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