Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tony Evans Study Bible: A Review and Giveaway!

It's time for another giveaway! 

Well, not really time for one but since Tony Evans is a favorite of both myself and the hubs, I couldn't pass by this opportunity. And since I have a short time frame in which to run this giveaway let's get going.


About Tony Evans


Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most influential church leaders of our time and has been studying and preaching the Gospel for over 50 years. He serves as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX, and founder of The Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes a kingdom agenda philosophy designed to enable people to live all of life underneath the comprehensive rule of God.

His preaching can be heard on broadcasts airing on over 1,400 radio outlets and in over 130 countries, reaching millions each week. 

I just love that his preaching honors the Word of God over the word of man. He has the ability to communicate the profound truths of God's Word through practical teaching and application. 


About the Study Bible

The Tony Evans Study Bible includes extensive study notes and other ancillary resources carefully crafted and curated by Dr. Tony Evans as General Editor and adapted from his sermons, teachings, and writings. These features are strategically placed alongside the biblical text to explain God’s Word in a fresh way. Applying these truths will empower readers to have transformed lives that then transfer the values of the kingdom of God to others.

Features


  • Elegant design
  • Study notes crafted from Tony Evans sermons and writings
  • 40 inspirational articles
  • 50 “Lessons on Kingdom Living,”
  • 60 "Questions & Answers"
  • 40 “Hope Words”
  • 120+ personal application questions
  • Digital links to over 150 videos of devotionals, sermons, and teaching from Dr. Evans
  • Page-edge cross-reference system
  • Black-letter text
  • Presentation page
  • Introductory front matter
  • Special back matter section with key definitions, theological and doctrinal charts, and other study helps
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plans. 3 year and 1year plans
  • Full-color maps
Review
I have to say that I really love this study Bible. I've had been pouring over its contents since I received it from the publisher, thinking that this would be a great study Bible for the hubs. But this is not a study Bible for men only. It is for everyone. 

In the Introduction, it says, "This study Bible is based on a simple yet profound biblical worldview: the glory of God through the advancement of His kingdom. This is the unifying theme of scripture from Genesis to Revelation."  And with this study Bible Dr. Evans endeavors to "help us study the Scripture with a kingdom mindset, seeking to identify God's rule over every area of our life." 

There are some unique features in this Bible that I have not seen in other study Bibles. One such feature is the "Hope Words" placed throughout this Bible. They are such encouraging words to encounter as you are reading through a passage of scripture. They are set apart in a simple but decorative box and say such things as, "Stop focusing on what you can't do. Start focusing on what God can do." This particular one was placed in Pauls' letter to the Ephesians at the end of chapter 3...after his prayer for the Ephesians. Beautiful.  Or in John among the verses where Jesus is praying for His disciples, "God calls us to go against the grain when the grain is going against God. Be in the world, not of the world."  

Another unique feature is the digital links to video devotionals and teachings from Dr. Evans. They are QR codes that you can scan with your phone or iPad and they take you to the videos. And yes, I have watched a few of the videos and they contain such good scriptural teaching designed to enhance your study experience by helping you dive deeper into a topic or providing encouragement in your study. There are also links to videos that take you to video introductions to each book of the Bible as well as Overview videos of both the Old and New Testament found in the front material, "How to Study the Bible" section. So you not only have the written intro that you would expect in a study Bible, you have video teaching to get you into the study. You will love it! 

There are multiple covers available for this cover: 

  • Hardcover
  • Black/Brown Leather Touch
  • Black Genuine Leather
  • British Tan Leather Touch
  • Purple Leather Touch
You can view these covers and more about the Tony Evans Study Bible at this link: https://csbtonyevansstudybible.com

I'm giving away the Black/Brown Leather Touch edition. It's a beautiful cover with feels like butter, soft leather. I'm thinking I will give my personal copy to the hubs and then save up to get the purple cover for myself. I'm not a huge purple color fan, but this one looks to be a lovely lavender. 


Giveaway

You can win your own copy of the CSB Tony Evans Study Bible in the Black/Brown Leather Touch Edition, as pictured in my review (a $69.99 Retail Value)! 
 Just leave a comment on the blog below and then come back to the Rafflecopter here to do all the things to be entered in the contest:
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Note: only US bloggers and giveaway winners are eligible due to publisher shipping limitations outside of the US as well as a later global product release date. Contest runs through November 18, 2019. A copy will be mailed out to the winner via the publisher at the end of this campaign. #TonyEvansStudyBibleL3