Publisher and Publication Date: Holman Bibles. October 1, 2018.
Source: I received a complimentary gray hardcover copy from Lifeway Christian Resources. I was not required to leave a positive review.
Audience: A Bible for women, because the devotionals included in the Bible are written for women.
Features of the Bible include:
•Christian Standard Bible version.
•Two “My Commitment” pages. Two different types of commitment.
•Essays in the front section: “How to Read the Bible,” “God’s Story of Redemption,” a feature and “devotional theme guide,” “Introduction to the Christian Standard Bible.” The last feature is important if you want to understand the textual base used for the translation.
•The type font is Bible Serif.
•Every Bible book has an intro page that includes the devotions listed for that book.
•Additional content in the back of the Bible: “Beautiful Brokenness”-a Bible reading plan, “Better Together”-a reading plan, “Daily Grace”-a reading plan, “Everyday Leadership-a reading plan, and six additional reading plans. Each of the reading plans are organized by a particular topic. For example: reading about women in the Bible who had leadership.
•5 page topical index.
•8 page author index showing author introduction and the devotionals they wrote.
•Two column text.
•This is not a words of Christ in red print.
•The Bible is available in a light hard cover gray, light blue with flowering on the left cover side, green cloth over board, and navy blue leather.
Additional features I love:
•I now have 2 copies of this Bible: the light gray hardcover and the light blue cover. I prefer the light blue. It may not be, but it feels lighter weight. It is easier for me to pick up the Bible with one hand. Whereas, the light gray hardcover feels like picking up a dictionary. *Update. The light gray hardcover is 3.15 pounds. The light blue cover is 3.25 pounds. So the weight difference is all in my mind!
•2 sewn in book marks that compliment the colors of the Bibles.
•The subtopic headings and chapter numbers throughout the Bible are in aqua color.
•I love the type font and size. However, I cannot find through online research what is the size. The font is in black.
•The pages are a matte finish and easy to turn.
•About 1 1/2 inches are given at the bottom of the Bible pages for writing. The thin lines (minuscule dots) are in a light gray color. I love this feature of the Bible because I’m a BIG note taker.
•I’ve owned several Bibles through the years. Most of them have been study Bibles with many pages of study material to enjoy. However, I’ve grown to love the minimalist clean page look of the Christian Standard Bibles: She Reads Truth and (in)courage. I recommend both Bibles. I love them both!
There is an (in)courage website, Facebook page; and beginning soon, on February 1, a Facebook page for an online Bible study. If you visit the website at this link, you can sign-up and to get an email to join the Facebook page for the online Bible study.
I’m a member of the Dayspring Bible Journaling Facebook group. Some of the members have this Bible and are using it to journal: writing, drawing, stickers, stamping, various art pens, etc. Please note, the pages are not thick like the cream colored pages of the ESV Journaling Bible. But the (in)courage Bible will work for most types of Bible journaling.