Bible Review: CSB Study Bible for Women, edited by Rhonda Kelley and Dorothy Kelley Patterson

Editors: Rhonda Kelley and Dorothy Kelley Patterson
Publisher: B&H Publishing
Release Date:  June 2, 2018
Genre: Non-Fiction / Bible
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The most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the CSB Study Bible for Women invites you to explore the riches of God’s Word. Follow God’s grand story across the Bible, guided by threads of specialized study that explain essential doctrines, answer hard questions, discuss biblical womanhood, and apply truth to our hearts and lives.

The CSB Study Bible for Women is edited by Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Harrington Kelley, both long-time women’s ministry leaders, authors and seminary professors at two of the nation’s most respected seminaries. As you learn from these women extensively educated in Biblical studies and languages and passionate about God’s Word, you will be equipped in turn to mentor others in the truth and hope found in Scripture.

Features include:

  • 6,490 extensive study notes
  • Over 500 word studies, 25 full-color maps and reconstructions, and 95 charts
  • Introductions to each book of the Bible
  • A comprehensive concordance including every woman and reference to women in the Bible
  • Threads of specialized study woven throughout, pointing to God’s larger story:
  • Biblical Womanhood articles
  • Answers to “Hard Questions”
  • Character profiles
  • Doctrinal notes
  • “Written on My Heart” applications
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Two-column text in 9.25-point type

This title is available to request for review through June 2, 2018 while supplies last. Check out digital tools for your review for cover image and author biographies.


A beautiful package, The CSB Study Bible for Women is gorgeous with a pretty light sand/tourquoise cloth hardcover and every page is colored. Yes, every page, even the maps! Aesthetically pleasing, it really tugs at this girl's creative side.


I think the highlight of The CSB Study Bible for Women is the many extra features you'll find to make the "studying part" easier, more comprehensive, as well as thought-provoking. It's well organized and though I'm not familiar with this translation in comparison, it was easy to understand and did not hinder the devotional time. Personally, I particularly like the "Word Study" throughout that cover a variety of words more in depth - very similar to a concordance, as well.

In all, The CSB Study Bible for Women makes a great Study Bible. It's a little hefty in weight, but as a study Bible, it makes sense and works.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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  1. Sounds like a good one to have. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Sorry for the late response. I missed this one!


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