CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible Review
What is your preferred approach to reading and studying the Bible? Are you a traditionalist who prefers to read from a print Bible that you can hold in your hands and personalize with your own study notes and highlights? Or, do you prefer to go online and use technology to supplement the gaps in your knowledge and understanding?
I’ve discovered that I really appreciate having the best of both worlds at my fingertips when I study. That’s why I’m delighted to introduce you to the world’s first fully interactive study Bible!
The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible is an application-oriented study Bible that’s edited by renowned Bible teacher Dr, Gene Getz. What’s unique about this Bible is that Dr. Getz guides us through Scripture by highlighting 1,500 life principles that are found throughout the Bible and teaches us how to apply them to our lives.
The verses that Getz spotlights are highlighted in blue and complemented by grey teaching boxes that not only expound upon the passage, lesson and application but also contain questions that are perfect for personal reflection, journaling and small group discussion.
In addition, you’ll find a QR code located within each grey box that provides you with free access to a multi-media video library. This library contains an additional 250 hours of in-depth video teaching on each life principle. You can easily access this library from your smartphone. For instance, when I turn to John 1:1, open the camera on my smartphone and hold it over the QR code, it connects me with the following video:
As you can see, you’ll find a wealth of features both inside and outside of this Bible:
- Commentary and application questions on 1,500 life principles
- 250 hours of free in-depth video teaching to accompany each life principle
- Textual footnotes
- Full-color maps
- Two-color interior design
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Presentation page
- Two-column text
- Topical subheadings
- Black-letter text
- 9-point type
The CSB Life Essentials Study 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.
If you’re looking for a Study Bible that will not only help you to learn more about God but will also help you to better understand how to live out your faith in the various circumstances you may encounter in your life, then the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible is perfect for you.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
About The Editor – Dr. Gene Getz
The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible was released by Lifeway Christian Resources on March 15, 2020 and features the teaching of Dr. Gene Getz – a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Rocky Mountain College. Dr, Getz holds advanced degrees from Wheaton Graduate School and New York University and served as a professor at Moody and Dallas Theological Seminary before becoming a church planting pastor and launching the Fellowship Bible Church movement. He has written over 60 books and teaches daily on the radio in a 2-minute feature entitled “Bible Principles.”
VIDEO: Introduction To The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible
CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible Giveaway
During challenging times like these, I can think of no greater encouragement than to help you to turn to the never-changing, Word of God. That’s why Create With Joy is thrilled to partner with LEV3L Digital to offer one of our beloved US readers who is 18 years or older a chance to win a copy of this amazing Bible.
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I love how approachable this Bible is! I would give this to my Mom. Thanks for the opportunity!
This is such a wonderful gift for Mom, Anna and you’re right -this is a VERY approachable Bible! 🙂
What excites me most about the Bible is that Dr. Getz guides us through Scripture by highlighting 1,500 life principles that are found throughout the Bible and teaches us how to apply them to our lives. The Bible would be a gift for a loved one.
I love this unique feature too Julie! Best of luck to you – your loved one would love this gift! 🙂
Create With Joy, I replied to your email. I hope you received it. Thank you for wonderful Bible.
Congrats again Julie – got your info – enjoy !:-)
Excited about this would love to keep for myself always love exploring and learning all I can
There is always so much to learn Ken – best of luck to you! 🙂
I love the color maps! It would be for my mom.
I love the maps to Edye – your mom would love this Bible – best of luck to you!
I love that this Bible helps apply Biblical principles to my everyday life. I also love the videos that come with it! I would love to give this to my brother!
How thoughtful of you to want to share this Bible with your brother Natalie – best of luck to you! 🙂
I jut love the interactive approach of this Bible. Thanks for the chance to have a copy.
My pleasure Carl – best of luck to you!
I like that it’s interactive. Great gift for my brother.
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This looks like a wonderful Bible to study from. It is amazing to me how much one can learn from any study Bible.