Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Review: CEB Study Bible by Common English Bible

I recently had the opportunity to look at a sample of the CEB Study Bible by Common English Bible. I was given the book of Mark. I did not see the rest of the Bible so my review will be based on the book of Mark, Some of Exodus and Leviticus. The  CEB Study Bible by Common English Bible  is the first study Bible for the CEB version.  CEB Study Bible by Common English Bible adds several resources to the version to help engage and comprehend the text. At the beginning of each book is an extensive book overview with scripture references. There is a decent sized amount of study notes and cross references. There are photographs that draws the reader into the architectural and historical aspects of the places in the Bible. There are various charts and sketches that adds information that would take time to compile.  CEB Study Bible by Common English Bible includes many topical articles. I did not look at the concordance or map sections.
I like how my eyes are drawn to the blue font in the study note and cross reference sections. My favorite part is the in depth introductions and the beautiful color photographs. I wish I was given a larger sample to review but overall I like the CEB Study Bible by Common English Bible and I would recommend it to anyone who was looking for a CEB Study Bible.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review 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.”