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I recently received a copy of the CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible to check out and review. I wasn’t sure exactly what was “interactive” about it until it arrived at my door. What a great Bible for your Bible study time! Let me share it with you …
In the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible, renowned Bible teacher, Dr. Gene Getz guides readers through Scripture by expounding on 1,500 life principles found throughout the Bible. Distilling these truths into life principles, Dr. Getz helps readers remember and apply the Bible’s wisdom to everyday life.The CSB Life Essentials Study Bible integrates a multimedia digital study system with more than 250 hours of in-depth video teachings from Dr. Gene Getz on these essential life principles (accessed through smartphone-accessible QR codes). Questions follow each principle to inspire personal reflection or group discussion. A topical index and cross references for all 1,500 life principles is included, and each book introduction provides a list of corresponding life principles found in that book.
- Commentary and application questions on 1,500 life principles
- 250 hours of free in-depth video teaching to accompany each life principle
- Two-color interior design
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Presentation page
- Two-column text
- Topical subheadings
- Black-letter text
- 9-point type
- Textual footnotes
- Full-color maps
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.
About Dr. Gene Getz
Dr. Gene Getz is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Rocky Mountain College. He has earned advanced degrees from Wheaton Graduate School and New York University. He served as a professor at Moody and Dallas Theological Seminary and then became a church planting pastor, launching the Fellowship Bible Church movement. He is heard daily on radio in a 2-minute feature entitled “Bible Principles.” Dr. Getz has also authored over 60 books.
Heidi Says …
I am really enjoying this Bible for Bible Study. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the QR codes in the Bible, but it’s really quite neat. With the QR reader on your phone (if you don’t have one, look for one in the App Store), you can scan the code and be taken to a website where you can view a video by Dr. Gene Getz speaking on that principle.
Here’s an example of the video you will view with the second principle introduced in the book of Matthew (Demonstrating Grace):
This would be such a great Bible to gift to a new believer or to someone who is just looking to dig deeper in the Scriptures and isn’t sure exactly where to start. This Bible provides a built-in teacher to help you understand these 1500 life principles that are found throughout the Bible.
I know we are not to add to or take away from the Scriptures. I don’t believe this Bible is doing that. It’s simply providing a preacher/teacher to help you understand what you are reading. I’ve often wished for that as I’ve been reading through my Bible. In fact, many times, I’ve emailed or called one of my pastors to ask for their thoughts on something that I’ve read. So, this Bible just provides that for you! Pretty cool concept, if you ask me!
I am so happy to be able to give away a copy of this Bible to one of my readers! If you’d like to win, simply leave a comment telling me why you’d like this Bible and if you’d keep it for yourself or share it with someone else.
Next Thursday, April 30th, I will select a random winner from the comments.