The only thing I love more than a good study Bible is a good devotional Bible. The CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible has been my latest go-to devotional and not just because of it's pretty pages.
It is pretty though, isn't it? I have some what of a love-hate relationship with the cloth-like cover. It's beautiful, yes, but it also gets dirty really easily. The last Bible I reviewed had the same cover and it has been a challenge to keep clean. I mean, how do you clean something like that? But I digress...
This Bible is filled with a lot of great features to encourage and uplift women. With excerpts from well-known women of faith, devotional reading plans, inspired women of the Bible introductions, and more, this Bible has a lot to offer.
One of my favorite features of the CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible is the devotional reading plans. I got so pulled in by these readings and, wouldn't you know it, I completely forgot to take a picture of it...ugh...but here are the topics that are covered:
The reading plans are each about 5 weeks long and have a different title and passage for 6 out of 7 days. I'm assuming the extra day is to observe the Sabbath =)
I'm currently working my way through the Beautiful Brokenness reading plan. Leah, Naomi, and the Canaanite Woman are just a few of the women featured in this reading plan. Above you'll see an excerpt from week 4 called "Give Me a Heart Like His." That's the title for day 1 of this week.
We are taken through the story of King David and his transgression and sin against God. A great reminder of God's justice and mercy. Even a man after God's own heart struggled with sin...yet, God knew his heart and forgave him. Wow!
I really enjoy how these devotional readings help to put things into perspective and encourage you to reflect on it's application in your own life.
As I mentioned above, each reading plan features various different women from the Bible. Each woman is given a brief overview of their story and how it relates to the topic.
Esther is featured in the Imperfect Hospitality, Intentional Gratitude, and The Scared Brave reading plans.
Here her story is covered in week 2 of the Imperfect Hospitality reading plan under the title, "Handpicked."
It's a great reminder that God's plans are greater than our own. He may take us down a completely different path than we'd want or expect but He knows what He's doing.
Another great feature is the Bible book introductions. It talks about understanding the author's heart, connecting with God's story, and connecting with our story.
I like that it helps us to gain a better understanding of the author's perspective and gets us thinking, connecting, and applying the storyline before we begin reading.
As an added bonus, there are beautifully illustrated theme verses throughout this Bible that remind us what each theme is all about. This particular verse is a part of the Better Together theme.
You'll also find generous journaling space for your own personal reflection and thoughts.
The CSB (in)Courage Devotional Bible has quickly become a favorite of mine. The CSB translation is not my top choice but the devotionals in this Bible keep me coming back for more.
If you like encouraging devotionals for women by women, then you'll love this Bible!
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Until next time, be encouraged!
Disclaimer: I received this Bible for free in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend product I personally use and love!
Hi there! My name is Brittany..help meet to T.J. and mom to 5 little blessings. My passion lies in helping other women to see their value through the eyes of their creator. Be Encouraged...YOU are a Good Thing!