Title: CSB Reader’s Bible
Release Date: 09/01/2017
Description from the publisher: “The CSB Reader’s Bible provides the perfect opportunity to read the Bible in its original and simplified form, uninterrupted by verse and chapter references. This unique Bible reading experience invites the reader to encounter God’s Word as a grand narrative and have a fresh experience with the Bible.
Features include: Single-column reader’s text, Simplified page design, 10-point type, Ribbon marker, Smyth-sewn binding, and more.
The CSB Reader’s Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.”
Review: This is a really great format for reading through the Bible. It was really easy to read without having the page breaks always in the way. It felt more like reading a regular book and I found it easier to concentrate on the message and not get distracted. Reading this early on a Sunday morning was wonderful and I was able to get lost in the Word for a while.
The design of this Bible is excellent. The cover seems really durable and well protected. It does lie flat so you can lay it down and read without having to hold it the entire time, this is a big deal to me. It also has the customary ribbon bookmark and dedication page.
This translation is different than the NKJV that I usually read so some parts were a little weird for me. I hope that the translation was well done and is at least very close to the original. The message didn’t seem different but the wording was definitely switched around.
I really enjoyed not having chapter and verse numbers but it did make it more difficult if I wanted to look up a favorite verse or to compare translations.
All in all, this is a great Bible to just sit down and read, but I will definitely keep my other Bible on hand for researching or quick look ups.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*