First is the Faithlife Study Bible, which is a joint project between Zondervan and Logos Bible Software. Logos has taken their excellent Faithlife Study Bible, which is usually paired with their Lexham English Bible, and combined the notes with the ever popular NIV translation. The result is a very nicely laid out Study Bible, with excellent notes and some really nice graphics. This image of Noah's Ark is a good example of the quality of the graphics:
The other Study Bible I purchased recently was the CSB Study Bible from Holman Bible Publishers. I have long been a fan of their HCSB Study Bible, but I hadn't exactly been excited when the updated CSB came out a few months ago. But I finally started digging into the CSB a little more, and despite some of my reservations, I decided that there was a lot to recommend in the CSB. So I got the hardcover edition of the CSB Study Bible. This one, too, was quite reasonably priced ($32.40 on Amazon), and I'm pretty satisfied with it. I don't know if it's quite as nicely laid out as the HSCB Study Bible was: for example, they've condensed the two-column notes at the bottom of each page down to a three-column format, which is a bit of a small print size for my old eyes (good thing my progressive lenses have been doing well for me). But still, the content of the Bible is great, and I'm getting more into the CSB than I had done when I was reading my cheap paperback outreach copy (which I got for free, to be fair).
That's it for today's blog post. I may be updating the look of the site pretty soon, as I'm thinking the faux wood theme is looking a bit stodgy. So stay tuned for further developments! Thanks for reading.