There are so many choices of great Bibles for women that it’s hard to pick out the best! There are Study Bibles, Journaling Bibles, Coloring Bibles, Compact Bible, and most come in regular or large print, hardcover, leather-like, or leather. They come in every size from pocket/purse to the big Study Bibles that weigh over 3 lbs, and they come in a huge variety of translations. As we look at the 10 Best Bibles for Women, I will try to include a variety of some of the best sellers.
Why are these the best bibles for women? Some are best-sellers and others are translations that are best sellers. Journaling/Coloring Bibles are a relatively new and very popular item and the ones featured here are the best of what is available. In the category of Compact Bibles, there are so many that I chose some that were affordable and written in best-selling translations. It is wonderful that there are so many great Bibles for women that I couldn’t include all of them here!
Growing In The Word Of God
The Bible is the world’s best-selling and most-read non-fiction book ever, according to Guinness World Records. Most Christians own more than one Bible. often, like me, owning several translations and sizes of Bibles. Today, the Bible is available for free via the internet. However, I believe it is important to also have the book itself and to use it, putting its truths into practical application in your daily life.
For me, being able to underline, highlight, and write in my Bible is important because these things make it personal. It isn’t just a Bible, it is my Bible and we have a history together. I have some Bibles, I really don’t use them very much anymore, but I love them and look at them often. Some are worn and well=used. Others are in pristine condition but I keep them because they have special meaning to me. So, as you read about these 10 best bibles for women, look for one that can be your companion in growing in the word of God.
We should all be growing in the Word of God and you can only do that by truly knowing, studying, and making the Word part of your innermost being. Look at Jeremiah 15:16 NIRV, “When I received your words, I ate them. They filled me with joy. My heart took delight in them. Lord God who rules over all, I belong to you.” The word “ate” literally means consumed or devoured. The heart – innermost being – takes delight in those words.
Psalm 119:11 NIRV, “I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won’t sin against you.”
Psalm 1:1-3 HCSB, “How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”
10 Best Bibles For Women – Study Bibles
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The CSB Study Bible for Women
The Bible we will start with is a best seller in Christian Book. It is The CSB Study Bible and the one pictured here is leather-look, Teal Flowers.
Christian Book says this, “The CSB Study Bible for Women is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever prepared for women by women. Specialized study notes are thoughtfully woven throughout pointing women to God’s larger story and allowing the Holy Spirit to write His revealed truths on their hearts.
In the CSB Study Bible for Women, you’ll join a host of other women, all academically trained in the original languages of the Bible, who are passionate about God’s Word, for a deep dive into Scripture that will equip you to unlock the riches and majesty of His Word and mentor others in your life to do the same.”
If you are wondering about the CSB translation, it is the Christian Standard Translation by Holman (HCSB) and you can learn more about this and other translations by reading Bible Translations – Find The Best One For You. This is an easy-to-read and trusted translation and this Bible is a Study Bible. It is 9.5″ x 6.5″ and sells for $34.99 on Christian Book.
NIV The Woman’s Study Bible
The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible is a great translation and the best-selling right after the King James Version. This one was compiled by 80 women who provide the study guides and other information in the Bible and is designed specifically for women. It is a full-size Bible like the one above and here is what Christian Book says about it.
“With special notes and features appealing to women’s interests, highlighting women throughout Scripture and capturing the unique ways Christ cares for women, the NIVWomen’s Study Bible truly speaks to a woman’s heart. With contributions from more than 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds, this Bible combines excellent scholarship and spiritual mentorship. Now with a fresh new look, the Woman’s Study Bible’s timeless content remains relevant as ever to women today.”
The one pictured here has a cloth-over-board cover and full-color illustrations inside. It sells for $34.49 on Christian Book.
NLT Everyday Matters, Bible For Women
This is a Devotional Bible for Women and some of the contributors include Margaret Feinberg, Timothy Keller, Eugene Peterson, Priscilla Shirer, Joni Eareckson Tada, Kay Warren, Ann Voskamp, and Sheila Walsh. A woman who reviewed the Bible for Henrickson Rose Publishers says, “The Everyday Matters Bible focuses on 24 spiritual disciplines, and uses a different color-coded symbol for each. An example of these spiritual disciplines includes service, worship, prayer, forgiveness, gratitude, hospitality, faith, and contemplation. There is a comprehensive index in the back where you can look up the articles and resources for each discipline.“
Christian Book says, “A new Bible for busy women transforms daily life into a life that matters every day. Today’s Christian woman is so busy handling the challenges of day-to-day life that spending time in the Word can easily become yet another ‘should’ buried in that growing list of daily ‘musts.’ Created in partnership with Kyria.com, Christianity Today’s women’s magazine, the Everyday Matters Bible for Women is designed to help women develop spiritual practices that will make their lives richer, not harder. It offers practical encouragement and tools to renew, reinvigorate and restore meaning to everyday life.
This Bible features twenty-four disciplines—or practices—that position us to receive power and strength to do those things that we cannot possibly do on our own and make everyday life fuller and deeper. Each discipline is represented by a colorful icon whose illustration is a reminder of its meaning. The contemporary language of the New Living Translation combines with content from today’s foremost Christian leaders to help readers understand and apply spiritual discipline.”
The Bible is a full-size Bible and the one pictured has a flexisoft cover selling for $45.99 at Christian Book.
10 Best Bibles For Women – Journaling/Coloring BIbles
NIV Beautiful Word Coloring/Journaling Bible
Journaling and Coloring Bibles have become very popular. I own the Beautiful Word Coloring Bible and truly enjoy coloring the Word! The Illustrations are beautiful and it’s also a journaling bible with softly colored lines on the outside of most pages. The one I’m featuring here is the New International Version (NIV) with a cloth-covered hardcover. The pages will bleed somewhat and I found that I preferred to use coloring pencils with it. This is also a large print version and you can purchase it in soft covers and smaller print if you prefer. It really does lay flat.
“Easy to color and easy to read! Reflect on the precious truths of Scripture with the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible, Large Print, featuring beautiful line art for coloring and large type size. Perfect for all ages, this Bible’s thick white paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins provides ample space for your own artistic expressions and journaling.” Christian Book
It’s a full-size Bible and states that it has thicker paper, which it does. I would recommend that you test your coloring pens on a back page to see about bleed through. Regardless, this is a great Bible that is a best-seller and I definitely recommend it!
NLT Inspire Bible: The Bible for Creative Journaling and coloring
The illustrations are truly beautiful as is the Bible itself. This is the New Living Translation and here is what Christian Book says about this very popular, best-selling Bible,
“Inspire is a single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible that you’ll cherish as a resource for coloring and creative art journaling. It is the first Bible of its kind—with over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout the Bible. Full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout the Bible, and the illustrations can be colored in to make each Bible unique, colorful, and customizable.
Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create. The generous 8.65-point font ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Inspire is available in the popular New Living Translation, and is designed uniquely to appeal to art-journaling and adult coloring book enthusiasts.“
This, again, is a full-size Bible, and reviews I read recommended using colored pencils since markers bleed through. This is more of a journaling Bible than a coloring Bible with fewer illustrations than the others. You can purchase it for $17.49 at Christian Book.
HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible
The Holman Christian Standard Bible is a beautiful coloring and journaling Bible. Christian Book is currently offering deep discounts on this Bible and the one pictured here, a hardcover is available for only $9.99! As with the others, it is recommended that you use coloring pencils since the paper is thin. However, this Bible gets great reviews and is a best seller!
“The HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible combines two hot trends: Bible journaling and adult coloring. Each two-page Bible spread features wide margins with line-drawn illustrations ready to be filled in and adorned with color, including (1) filigree, (2) Scripture quotes, and (3) drawings that illustrate the topic of the corresponding Bible text. The distinctive designs offer a unique balance for everyone from seasoned artists to beginners, allowing for guided creativity and a personalized Bible reading experience.” Christian Book.
NKJV Journal The Word Bible
While this is primarily a journaling Bible, it also has illustrations you can color. The New King James Version of the Bible is a highly trusted translation and lends itself to ease of reading.
“Do you underline Bible verse, take notes during sermons, or express your thoughts through journaling? The New King James Version Journal the Word™ Bible – Large Print is an indispensable resource for anyone who enjoys using pen and paper to capture the message.
This unique Bible features extra-wide lined margins, thick paper, and a single-column structure with elements specifically designed for easy journal reflection or notetaking. Its large print ensures a comfortable reading and writing experience as you grow in and reflect on your Christian life. Offered in beautiful hardcovers and leather cover options, this product is excellent for a gift or treasured personal keepsake.” Christian Book
Again, I recommend that you use colored pencils or markers specifically made for writing/coloring in Bibles. This is the large print version with a beautiful hardcover and you can purchase it at Christian Book for $32.99.
10 Best BIbles For Women – Reading Bibles
CSB She Reads Truth Bible
Here is a beautiful Bible in the Christian Standard Bible Translation. “She Reads Truth is a worldwide community of women who read God’s Word together every day. Founded in 2012, She Reads Truth invites women of all ages to engage Scripture through curated daily reading plans, as well as online conversations led by a vibrant community of contributing writers. This community of “Women in the Word of God every day” represents a long list of cities and countries, a variety of backgrounds and traditions, and countless real-life stories. But there is a commonality that binds us: we believe God’s Word is Truth.” SheReadsTruth.com
“The She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring devotionals by the She Reads Truth team, and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of “Women in the Word of God every day.” The She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered aid in Scripture memorization.”
This Bible shown here is a leather-look, Rose Gold Bible and sells on Christian Book for $29.99 and it is also available with other covers. It is a definite favorite in the 10 best bibles for women.
ESV Compact Bible
The Compact Bible fits in your purse! It’s 3.9375″ x 6″. However, it is also very small print – only 6 pt. Still, if you want a beautiful Bible you can carry with you, this is perfect!. The one shown here is imitation leather and is available on Christian Book for $14,99. The English Standard Version is the translation you often see on the internet when you search for a verse and it’s a wonderful translation.
“The ESV Compact Bible combines classic portability and improved readability. Ideal for travel, the ESV Compact Bible fits perfectly in your pocket or purse. It includes features that will make it a favorite to take with you wherever you go.” Christian Book
NASB Comfort Print Thinline Bible
The New American Standard Bible translation is thought by most scholars to be one of the most accurate translations of the Bible. I have used the NASB for years and still refer to it when I am comparing verses to get the true meaning. This is also published in what the publisher calls Comfort Print and it truly is a typeface that is much easier to read at 9 pt. The Bible shown here is leather-look and less than 1′ thick so it’s perfect to take with you to church or anywhere. You can purchase it on Christian Book for $17.99
“Universally recognized as the gold standard among word-for-word translations, the beloved New American Standard Bible, 1995 Edition, is now easier to read with Zondervan’s exclusive NASB Comfort Print® typeface. Available in a variety of sophisticated designs, NASB Thinline Bibles give you the translation celebrated for faithfulness to the original biblical languages in a portable, easy-to-read format. ” Christian Book
We should be found ever-growing in the Word of God and any of these great bibles will help you do exactly that. Growing in the Word will strengthen your faith, deepen your devotion, and bring you closer and closer to Jesus. If you need help in learning to study the Bible, be sure to read – How To Study The Bible.
Let me know what your thoughts are about these Bibles, especially if you have purchased any of them. I would love to hear your reactions and impressions of these 10 best bibles for women. Email me here – firstname.lastname@example.org
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