Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tony Evans Study Bible from Holman Publishing [Review & Giveaway - Ends Dec. 10)

I am honored to review the Tony Evans Study Bible. This is a beautifully crafted Bible from reputable Holman publishing house. The theme (if one can title it such) of this edition is "Advancing God's Kingdom Agenda."

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My personal thoughts: The first "study Bible" I can recall is the one my father used and later passed on to me. It was the Scofield Reference Bible which was published in the King James Version and held notes by Dr. Scofield, eminent orator and preacher, indexed to the verses.. I loved that Bible and the insightful notes. That came out around 1916 or so and in the 1950s was still the "go to" study Bible. I have my own newer copy of this same "Old Scofield Bible" but a couple of other study Bibles as well.

It is interesting to see the way publishers are gearing their Bible printing with study helps to various audiences - boys, girls, children, teens, women, men. That is good, but it is also good to have a Bible that is appropriate for any and all.

Several years ago I began to hear the name "Tony Evans" dropped as a preacher that was worth listening to. He was making a difference. I heard one sermon by him on YouTube upon recommendation of a relative. I was quite impressed, although my being impressed was not what was important. What was important was his adherence to the Word of God, his clear and concise delivery, and the influence he had on his listeners.

The Tony Evans Study Bible is in the Christian Standard Bible version which is fast becoming a standard in Baptist churches. I'm still partial to the King James, but do see the value in this newer version. In this new study Bible, there are features you'll see in most study Bibles -- concordance, maps, etc. There are also articles by Tony Evans, devotionals, a harmony of the Gospels, etc. So much to use to glean nuggets of gold more readily from the richness of God's Word.

Beautifully bound in leathertouch and with thin, paper the feel of this Bible in your hands is that of quality and perfection. Black and Brown Leathertouch cover is soft and flexible. The Bible has a "hefty" feel but is comfortable in my hands.

There are modern, technological links in the print version and you can use the QReader on your mobile to access short comments. Example: The QReader for the Introduction to the Book of Exodus is just over 4 minutes in length where Tony Evans gives a visual intro to that Book of the Old Testament.

NOTE: QReader to scan
for video comments

About the Tony Evans Study Bible: 
The Tony Evans Study Bible, which includes extensive study notes and other ancillary resources to assist in both men’s and women’s Bible study that are 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 and transfer the values of the kingdom of God to others.

Features include:

  •  Elegant design
  •  Study notes crafted from Tony Evans sermons and writings
  • 40 inspirational articles
  • 50 “Lessons on Kingdom Living”
  • Plethora of “Questions & Answers”
  • Numerous "Hope Words”
  • Over 150 videos of sermons
  • Devotionals, and teaching from Dr. Evans, page-edge cross-reference system
  • Black-letter text
  • Presentation page and introductory front matter
  • Special back matter section with key definitions
  • Theological and doctrinal charts, and other study helps
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plan
  • Full-color maps 

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher or its representative to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine alone, and are freely given.


  1. I would like to know why your review of this Bible make no reference whatsoever to missing verses?

    1. Anonymous, in answer to your questioning "why your review of this Bible make no reference whatsoever to missing verses?" I will say that I do NOT try to cover the various nuances of translations or modern versions as compared to historic documents, etc. I'm not a scholar. I'm not a student of the Bible. I'm not an authority. I'm a simple lady that has loved God and His Word almost my entire life. My preference is the King James Bible. At a point in history, the KJB was controversial. Now it is considered outdated by many in to English speaking/reading world. I am so thankful that God's Word is being published and spread. The CSB (which is the version that is used in the Tony Evans study Bible, is considered by many to be a very good modern English Bible.


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