I love devotional and study Bibles, especially those specifically designed for women. I have a stack of them, each with their own unique slant. The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible, though, is completely different than any of my others.

First, the design of the Bible is pretty. It’s feminine and elegant looking with pastel designs around each of the devotional pages.

Every page has room on the bottom for journaling or writing notes. Granted, the lines are tiny, but there’s plenty of space to write bigger if you want.

Fifty women of the Bible are highlighted with readings explaining how God showed His love in each woman’s life.

The most interesting thing about this Bible is the devotions. There are ten themed reading plans, each lasting five weeks. Scripture passages are grouped together by common threads that women can relate to. They include “Beautiful Brokenness”, “Better Together”, “Daily Grace”, “Everyday Leadership” and more. Each theme has a different colored border to make them easy to find. The only negative I have with this Bible is that the devotions are actually written in pastel colors in a tiny font which makes it hard to read.

While some of the newer themed Bibles are more novelty items that quickly lose their charm, this is a Bible that keeps its focus on the scripture itself and encourages more Bible reading.

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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