The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom. Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman’s Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold over 1.5 million copies.
- Beautiful full-color design throughout
- Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women
- Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes
- Over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues
- Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy
- Book introductions and outlines
- Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees
- Quotes from godly women throughout history
- Set of full-page maps of the biblical world
- Topical index
- 10.5-point print size
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.10(d)|
About the Author
Dorothy Kelley Patterson serves as professor of theology in women’s studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Patterson has authored a number of books and articles, including: Touched by Greatness: Women in the Life of Moses, The Handbook for Ministers’ Wives, The Family: Unchanging Principles for Changing Times and several others.
Rhonda Kelley is President’s wife and Adjunct Professor of Women’s Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a frequent speaker for women as well as an author of books including Divine Disciple, Life Lessons for Women of the Bible, and Personal Holiness: A Biblical Study for Developing a Holy Lifestyle. She is also the associate director for Innovative Evangelism, a local non-profit evangelical organization.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
How fascinating! As I opened the NIV, THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE immidiately following the page used to place who “This Bible belongs to” on is “the Ketubah Marriage Contract”. As I went through the pages, looking for the introduction, I what was once part of many Bibles- “Family History” pages and something new “My Spiritual Mothers”. Wow! This makes this Bible worth buying as: a Bridal Shower gift, a Mother’s day gift, a sweet 16 gift, or a gift to yourself. Today’s Bibles are more than just the presentation of Scripture and editiorials. They serve as introduction to biblical truths. The NIV, THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE presents the Word from a feminine perspective, an important task considering societies push towards asexual identity ideologies. This Bible celebrates being female. Not all women in the Bible are as well known as Esther and Mary. There is the “Levite’s Defenseless Concubine” - Judges 19- her tragic story was discussed on page 380. A warning against paganism is found on page 1085, within as part of a discussion about Solomon: “In recent times, a renewed interest in paganism has arisen amoung many women” and “Christian women must guard their hearts and minds against these influences.” A commentary on Sapphira in the book of Acts, she was a deceptive woman who exprienced the consequences of her lie. NIV, THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE is filled with a wealth of information. The words included within the pages of God’s word are presented in such a way that the woman who reads it will grow. Without even getting into the actual word I learned something new, the Ketubah. A Jewish marriage contract is called the Ketubah. The Ketubah is a binding document presented by the groom listing his responsiblities to his bride. “The rabbis extended the explicit Old Testament requirements of food, clothing,, and conjugal rights to include the demand that a husband respect his wife and not make her cry.” (See page follwing “the Keubah Marraige Contract” It is a New International Verson Bible translation, those words are as they have benn. Though I a NIV Bible, several in fact, I will not be able to give this one away! xxx written by Marsha L F Randolph I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This bible was amazing, excellent researching and capturing the unique way for the Christian woman to used for opening God’ word through a comprehensive study of Scripture prepared by woman to woman on subjects important to woman. The Woman’s Study Bible are skillfully woven together and easily accessed through an extensive referencing system. The article also provide through provoking scholarship, devotional meditation, and the practical development of faith. The bible also had beautiful full color design, readable 10.5-point front, biographical portraits of over 100 biblical woman, thousand of verse-by-verse study notes, over 300 in text topical articles on relevant issues, insightful essays by woman who are experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy, hundreds of full color maps, charts timelines, and family trees, quotes from godly woman through history, topical index and concordance. This is high quality of the Bible that are challenging for all woman to study of God’s Word or for any woman who would come reverently to Scripture with an open heart. This bible will introduce you to the Father and his love It will unveil and give understanding of his will it will reveal his law and principles of living. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I receive complimentary a copy of this book from BookLook Blogger Program for this review”.
Dive deeper into God's Word with the new NIV, The Woman's Study Bible by Thomas Nelson! The new NIV, The Woman's Study Bible by Thomas Nelson is a wonderful study Bible for women that is helping me grow like never before by teaching me to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. I absolutely love the detailed study notes and quotes from godly women throughout history. The new NIV, The Woman's Study Bible by Thomas Nelson is an absolutely beautiful study Bible that has it all. It's the perfect way to grow your faith! The new NIV, The Woman's Study Bible by Thomas Nelson is the perfect study Bible for women! Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above for free. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
First off, let me say that this Bible is thick! I mean, of all the Bibles I've received thus far, this is the largest. Roughly 2" thick and heavy, weight over three pounds. Doesn't seem like a lot, but the last Bible I reviewed was barely 2 pounds. It's packed full of Scripture-based insights. Just note: This is not a Bible that lends well to carrying to church or Bible study. Instead, this is the perfect Bible for home study and private reflection. The front pages include a ketubah marriage contract along with an explanation of its significance, family history pages (this lends itself well as a family Bible), spaces for noted special events and dates, and spiritual mothers/mentors. As with most Bibles, this one includes an introduction and table of contents. Each book is given a separate introduction, background, and outline (with scripture locations noted). The font is a good size for reading, standard size. Throughout the books, there are thought-provoking quotes. This truly is a study Bible. Almost each holds supplemental information along with the reading. Colorful maps are placed in important sections, such as the journey of Moab. There are family trees, like the tree of King Saul. I enjoy the parts that focus on a specific individual in the Bible. For example, this Bible includes information on Bathsheba, how the scandalous adultery overshadowed one simple fact: that she was the mother of the wisest king of Israel. The appendix includes weights and measures table, as well as a huge index as a reference guide to the special features. While the features do focus a lot on individuals and information helpful for women, it solely a women's only Bible. It provides food for thought of reading through the entire Word of God. From Joseph's preparation for leadership to Paul's missionary journey's, there's a lot of in-depth studies to really get to the meat of the Word. This Bible should have a special place in everyone's home for reading daily. It shouldn't look pretty over the years but should be worn, read and well loved. If you know of anyone that's desired to get more out of reading the Bible than just the "read in a year" challenge, this would be it. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
The Woman's Study Bible, NIV - Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation - is a beautiful combination of a study bible and devotional bible. This bible was first published as a NKJV. I had been waiting for the NIV version- which has just been published. This bible features a sturdy printed hardcover, full color graphic elements as well as an easy to read font. This well made bible is sure to become any woman's favorite bible. For any reader who enjoys the NIV version of the bible- this will be one bible that can stand the test of time with its study features, articles and devotionals themed for women. This bible is the perfect way to encourage bible reading. For those looking for a bible to last a lifetime, it will be a good investment or it would make a great gift. The price may be prohibitive for most readers. Unlike other devotional bibles this is more flexible as it is not based on a 365 day year. There are articles and quotes throughout but not too many to distract from the bible text. I Like the larger sized text which makes it easier to read than the smaller harder to read "standard text" of most NIV bibles. I feel the easy to read text size and font will encourage daily reading more than anything else. This hybrid bible also features study notes, graphs and detailed full color maps as well. It is the perfect blend between a women's study bible with a traditional study bible . As a blogger for booklook bloggers I received a copy of this bible for the purpose of writing this review.