Shelf Life Book Review: The Common English Bible Study Bible

Ben Espinoza

The Common English Bible Study Bible
Abingdon Press, 2013

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More than 700 Bible scholars, pastors and laypeople from varying denominations came together to create The CEB Study Bible—a readable and relevant resource that illuminates Scripture while it speaks into our contemporary contexts.

The study notes are clear and concise, allowing readers to understand the flow of Scripture and the historical context of each book. The notes reflect broadly held Christian beliefs, unencumbered by explorations of divisive issues. This study Bible includes 21 full-color maps, a complete concordance, numerous graphs and illustrations, and a brief introduction to each biblical book that summarizes its main plot, themes and context. It also contains several engaging essays, written by scholars such as Joel Green and Brian Russell.

The CEB Study Bible is a worthwhile purchase for anyone seeking to better understand the Bible. Its intent is not to persuade readers to a particular theological viewpoint, but rather to inspire them to apply scriptural teachings to their daily lives.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 6 No. 4