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The CSB Notetaking Bible is designed to enhance personal Bible study as well as preparation for teaching and preaching. This Bible contains a single-column setting, and abundant space is provided with a 1.75 inch notetaking space on each page to make observations, record insights, raise questions, and suggest yourself additional exploration of the text.
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Presentation page
- Single-column text
- 1.75 inch margins for notetaking
- 8-point type
- One-year Bible Reading Plan
- Full-color maps
The CSB Notetaking Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.
If you have hung around with me on this site for any time at all, then you probably know how much I love the CSB. About 12 years ago, my dad introduced me to the CSB, formerly known as the Homan Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Growing up on NIV, I instantly fell in love with the translation and haven’t looked back. This translation is by far my favorite, because it is easy to read and understand. Every passage I read makes sense and I can relate to Scripture in a way I never could previously. The CSB helps me see Scripture as a story, and I am able to put myself in it with the characters of the Bible and truly understand the theme of Scripture.
If you are someone who loves to journal, and are wanting a good Bible for that, look no further than the CSB Notetaking Bible! This Bible has fairly thick pages that are great for taking notes or journaling how Scripture is connecting with you in. Not only does it have great pages for journaling, but the cover is also absolutely gorgeous with a soft cloth cover bound over board making it flexible.
I was extremely excited when I saw that this Bible was being released. I love journaling, and I love the CSB! So I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the CSB Notetaking Bible and did a happy dance when I saw it was finally coming. One other thing that I truly love about this Notetaking Bible, is the fact that it has a concordance as well as full-color maps inside. Previously, other notetaking Bibles I have used did not have these features, adding to the long list of reasons why the CSB is my favorite!
This Bible is also lightweight, making it easily transportable wherever you go. Currently, I love taking this Bible to church because it is so lightweight. Following along with the sermons are easy, and there’s ample room to jot down notes as you go without the worry of inks bleeding through the pages. The CSB Notetaking Bible is a great everyday Bible as well, because of the ease of reading. If you want deeper study though, you will want to purchase a Study Bible, as this one doesn’t have all the extra notes.
This Bible is a really good choice if you are a teen or woman looking for an attractive Bible to carry to church, but also want a translation that is readable and accurate at the same time. If you are a male and love journaling as well, there are two other cover options to choose from here and here if you would like something more masculine. If you haven’t tried the CSB yet, I encourage you to read it and see how you like it! If you aren’t to the Bible buying stage yet, you can read the translation for free on the Bible App or go to the CSB website here and read!
I truly love this Bible and will continue using it as my go-to Bible on the daily. This is such a great translation, and the notetaking Bible makes reading the Bible on the go a breeze if you like reading a physical copy of the Bible that you can carry with you that is lightweight. This Bible is available for you to purchase here or here or wherever books are sold! I encourage you to pick one up and journal your way to a deeper connection with God’s word.