He Reads Truth

Happy 2020!!

It’s been just a little busy at the beginning of the year, but a good kind of busy! If you haven’t heard, I’m getting married!! He’s not only my best friend, but he is one Godly man. I remember being single and praying that my future husband would be able to answer two questions:

  1. What are you reading in God’s Word right now?
  2. What’s God teaching you right now?

And boy does my future husband answer both of these! He’s currently reading Hebrews and he uses what he’s learning in Scripture to encourage me in my walk with Christ. This week alone he reminded me multiple times faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen! I love how he is able to use what God teaches him to encourage me!

But the key is he stays connected to Christ by reading the Word of God!

I recently got the opportunity to review the He Reads Truth Bible to review for B&H Publishing by FrontGate Media. I am so excited to share this awesome resource with you! Don’t worry! They aren’t telling me what to say; this is all me! I hope you love it just as much as we do! The He Reads Truth Bible has so many different features and I can’t wait to share them with you!

 

Why I love He Reads Truth:

One of the main reasons why I love He Reads Truth so much is because everything they do is done with intentions to pull you back into God’s Word so you can fall more in love with Him. If you’re unsure about where to start, the He Reads Truth Bible, literally starts you off with “How to Read the Bible” and it’s broken down to where you can really understand how to get the most out of your reading. We have to start somewhere right?

The He Reads Truth Bible is specifically designed to help the reader with the use of it’s Key Features.

Genre Indicator:

The Bible is not all the same genre. There are different varieties of books of the Bible like history, letters, or even wisdom. Going into a book of the Bible knowing its genre will help you get the most out of each book. He Reads Truth starts each book with a color-coded tab to help you easily identify the genre of the book.

Key Verses:

If you’ve ever wondered how all of Scripture fits together, He Reads Truth has put a collection of one verse from every book so you can see the complete arc of Scripture in 66 verses. They have taken these verses and created beautiful verse art. Each verse illustration has been hand crafted to help you easily memorize scripture and really see God’s word in its purest form–beautiful.

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Charts:

Each chart gives the reader more insight to that particular book and how it fits into the Bible as a whole. For example, for the book of Psalms, He Reads Truth provides a chart for you to see Christ all throughout the Psalms. But then it even gives you the fulfillment of those Psalms in New Testament passages. The charts throughout the He Reads Truth Bible are extremely helpful simply because it really does give the reader a bigger picture of how God’s Word really all goes together. The charts are in color–this is something you’re definitely not going to find in most Bibles. I love the color that’s all throughout this Bible; it really feels like you’re looking at a piece of art that draws you into God’s Word time and time again.

Reading Plan:

Most study Bibles will offer some sort of reading plan, but from what I have seen it’s nothing more than a Bible in a Year plan. To me, these kind of plans have always been super intimidating. I know people do them all the time, and I commend all of you who have done this, but I could never make this work. I would get really discouraged if I missed a day, and then I would be trying to play catch up. But He Reads Truth provides you with not only a Bible in a Year plan, but also it gives separate reading plans for each book, which is divided into five day weeks (again, for someone like me this would have been less intimidating to start with). For me now, I love the feature of “Digging Deeper” with texts to connect passages to the whole Bible. Are you noticing a trend? He Reads Truth has done a fabulous job connecting each passage of Scripture to the whole story of the Bible!

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Other Features:

He Reads Truth provides a detailed book introduction for each book of the Bible, a topical index, smyth-sewn binding, two colored ribbon markers, and wide margins for journaling and note-taking. I love the idea of wide margins because I’m one that marks all over my Bible. I love writing notes from different sermons or making my own references to other Scriptures throughout the book.

The only thing I’m not a huge fan of is the thinness of the paper. My go to pen for my Bible and my journal is the Sharpie Fine Point Pen and using that pen doesn’t bleed through onto the other pages, but the pen is definitely visible on the opposite side that you write on. Even with the thinness of the paper, the He Reads Truth Bible is one worth getting!

The only other thing you aren’t going to find in this Bible is Red Letters. I know many of us are familiar with red letters (in the past, red letters were used to set apart the words Jesus spoke in the New Testament), but we need to keep in mind the whole Bible IS God’s Word.

Keep in mind this is not a typical Study Bible that gives some sort of commentary, but rather a resource to provide you with comprehensive tools to help you grasp a deeper love for the Gospel! This is unique to the She Reads Truth Bible–and totally worth it!

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(in)courage

I’ve been meeting with a few ladies lately and there seems to be a consistent need–REST. We are worried people who need to find rest in the Lord. God desires us to come to Him and find rest. It’s just a matter of creating space. God wants you to be with Him. But what I see across the board, and even in my own life, is life getting busy and full and that leaves little space for us to find rest. Sometimes it’s just a lack of unwillingness to be still before God. However, the times we do find rest in Him, we actually get to see God be God over our lives and we leave feelings encouraged.

The question–are you willing?

Can I please just beg you to be willing? I promise the freedom you will experience in Christ is well worth it all. He provides you with rest when everything else seems to be bogging your down. Coming to the feet of Jesus and recognizing just how weak I really am is the only place I find peace and strength.


There are plenty of great resources out there for you to get invested into God’s Word. I want you to feel equipped so I try to share different resources with you. If you aren’t quite sure where to start with the whole Bible reading, click on this link and it will give you some insight.

I want to share with you another resource that I’ve come across. Quite honestly, this one is different than several other Bibles I’ve come in contact with. In fact, I would say if you’re looking for a Bible that includes devotions that help you rest in God, this is the PERFECT Bible resource for you.

The (in)courage Devotional Bible is more or less an aid in helping you create that space to find rest and as the title suggests–encouragement.img_6023

img_6025The Bible begins with a place for you to commit yourself to studying God’s Word and finding people to study with. Community is a key part of finding rest in God. We do it independently, but there’s something that happens in our hearts when we get to share what God is teaching us with others. I love that the Bible even gives you an opportunity to write out those people.

Not only does this Bible offer the Word, but it has built in devotions. There are ten different devotional themes to guide you through your reading. What is unique about these devotions is that they are color coordinated (if you’re anything like me, you will love that), and the devotions give you questions you can journal through.img_6030

Speaking of journalling, I think one of my favorite parts of the Bible other than that it’s super colorful, there is space for you to journal. I write in my Bible so much, so the fact there’s space to actual write out what God is teaching me as I rest in Him is a great feature. It combines the Journal Bible to this Devotional Bible.

The other neat feature in this Bible that sticks out before the others is the highlights of the different females throughout the Bible. As you come across different women in the Bible, there’s this little extra devotional to help further your study. It’s a great feature to really help you see God’s faithfulness in every season whether it be in blessing or a time of repentance. img_6029

Regardless of where you are in your walk with the Lord, it is my encouragement to you to get in the Word. It really is the food for our hearts and the air we need to survive. It is the only thing that keeps me going. It’s not by accident that the publishers of this Bible title it (in)courage because the only way I ever feel encouraged is by getting IN the Word.

If you’re looking for those people to help you commit to reading, let me know! There’s nothing I love doing more than reading through Scripture!

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CSB Study Bible for Women

Hey Y’all!

It’s been awhile since I have had a chance to bring you some new posts and I’m so sorry about that! The last couple of months got really slammed between grad school, finishing out the school year, student ministry, and sleeping! 🙂 Although I started two new grad classes, I already have some future blog posts ready for you this summer! Starting with this awesome new resource the CSB Study Bible for Women.

A couple of months ago, I shared with you the She Reads Truth Bible and the CSB Study Bible for Women is equally awesome. I think you will find all the features in the CSB Study Bible to be super helpful. I cannot stress enough how beneficial it is to have different resources available to you as you get into God’s Word. We are so fortunate here in America with so many tools to study with that people around the world would love to have! If you haven’t found your perfect resource to help you study, keep looking, but finding a study bible is a great place to start! So let me show you a little bit about the CSB Study Bible for Women.

The Basics

 

The Bible is a hardcover with Smyth-sewn binding. The colors you see in the pictures are not filtered, so that’s really the color of the Bible. When you open up the Bible, you will see two-column text, size eight font. This is pretty normal as far as font size goes, but if you typically read with large print, this may be straining on the eyes. In a few of the other pictures, you will notice the it’s in full color. I personally love to write all over my Bible with the Sharpie Fine Point Pen, and these pages are pretty thin. Using that pen, it would show through onto the next page. The pages wouldn’t bleed through, but it would definitely be visible onto the opposite side of the writing.

At the Front

 

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The front of this Bible is literally so adorable. It provides a way to document family trees, an explanation of the Jewish Marriage Contract (so stinking cute!) and it gives an opportunity to write our your vows with your spouse, a place to write out family milestones, and a place for you to remember your Spiritual Mothers. I love this little section! I’ve heard about old family Bibles where they would have the family trees and that kind of thing, but I haven’t ever seen something like this! It’s such a neat gift to be able to document all these family elements and then pass this Bible along to a daughter or granddaughter some day!

From there, the Bible goes into the Table of Contents as well as a How to Study the Bible and an explanation of the Gospel. Both of these are very great tools for any reader to be reminded of or to aid in studying God’s Word.

Book Introduction

 

At the beginning of every book of the Bible, it has an introduction to the book. It gives a brief run down of the who, what, when, where, and why as well as a little outline to help organize the information you’re about to read about. I also love how cute the flowers are with the scripted font of the book name. Each introduction provides a timeline as well to help keep things straight as you read through the content. It’s just a simple visual that adds so much to understanding Scripture.

Brief Commentary and Word Study

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One of the best things about a study Bible are the commentaries! This particular Bible has some really great insight that helps provide historical or cultural context that is necessary to best comprehend the content. It also gives different Word Studies–with a complete list of all the word studies in the back of the Bible.

Additional Features

 

There are so many other neat features that are unique to this study Bible including character studies, doctrine, hard questions, full color maps, and application of the heart.

Your Turn

If you haven’t ever had a study Bible, take this opportunity to enter the giveaway for a chance to win! But if you’re interest as well there’s a link for you to shop for your own! If you want any other information check out the YouTube video to give you a little more information on the CSB translation!

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Again, stay tuned in because there are some New Posts coming soon!