The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible

The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible

The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, March 2017)

The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation.

Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.

Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman’s Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold over 1.5 million copies.

Features Include:

—Beautiful full-color design throughout
—Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women
—Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes
—Over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues
—Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy
—Book introductions and outlines
—Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees
—Quotes from godly women throughout history
—Set of full-page maps of the biblical world
—Topical index

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  • Overall, it is beautiful, with its floral box, softcover, gold-edged pages, fabric ribbon, and colored pages and maps. This is certainly one Bible to be treasured for many years to come.

  • From the moment I opened The Woman’s Study Bible I was in love. We have many study Bibles at our home including a Reformation Study Bible, an Archeological Study Bible, a Chronological Study Bible. I enjoy all of these study Bible for different reasons, but The Woman’s Study Bible is truly designed to appeal to a woman and a mom’s feminine side.

    A beautiful Bible moms will love to use for Bible study every day with insightful character profiles, word studies and more.

  • You must add this to your Bible study ladies its so refreshing and there is a section dealing with issues we all encounter, the reflection is so mice and easy to read.

    There is nothing about the Bible that I don’t just love.

    This would be a nice gift as well for that special friend, mother in love, coworker, daughter, sister.

  • Highly recommended for women of all walks of life whether you’re studying the Bible for the first time or read it a million times.

  • This is a beautiful Bible. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but it’s lovely.
    It comes in a sturdy box and easy to follow notes. The illustrations inside are pretty too! The notes are easy to follow and the concordance and index in the back is easy to use as well.
    I particularly like that it lays flat when it’s open! That’s a great feature and someone was thinking when they designed it that way.
    If you’re considering a new study Bible, you may like to look up this one and see what you think.

  • I totally love this Bible and it will also work as a keepsake Bible that used to be popular years ago (not sure if they are anymore or not) that are kept and important …

  • As a study Bible, it has all the hallmarks of what makes a great study – index, information, maps, timelines and family history, as well as a personal favorite, a concordance to look up specific words. And as a study Bible, the footnotes are just as important for us to continue further research if necessary. A great Bible for any female, and would make a great gift as well.

  • In the Pages says:

    This is a beautiful Bible with some fabulous new additions and features. The layout and design are reader-friendly and easy to use and follow.

  • Moments says:

    This Bible is a gorgeous edition and one that I will use myself for many years to come.  There are so many great features making this an excellent Bible to use for personal study. 

  • This great new release by Thomas Nelson is full color and bold print! What’s that mean? It means that there is plenty of room in it for all you Bible journaling fans, note takers and whatever other ideas you have to make your Bible your own personalized love letter.

  • Days at Home says:

    My Review:
    I have really enjoyed using this study Bible over the past few weeks. It is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the biographical portraits of the women of the Bible that are scattered through out. They give extra insight into what it meant to live during this time period and how essential women were to the work of God.
    This is a full study Bible with lots of notes and charts to help you study God’s Word more thoroughly, and get the most you can get out of your quiet time. The font is nice and dark, which makes reading a breeze.

  • The is a beautifully bound study Bible that could lasts for years to come. With so many features that you couldn’t possibly go through them all in one sitting.

  • I found this Bible to be aesthetically appealing, but also a deeply helpful resource for any woman looking to dig deeper into a study of the Scriptures.

  • This Bible has to be by far my favorite bible I have reviewed to date. As you can see there are full colored maps, amazing data through out the bible, time lines , and my favorite the front of the bible where you can enter in family history, mothers history, and more.

  • Along with the uplifting messages, there are footnotes that explain the scripture’s meaning. The Woman’s Study Bible is a lovely rendition filled with interesting and useful information that will encourage and uplift women as we study God’s word. I also love the colorful flowers on the study cloth cover and pink tint to the gilding on the pages. The attractive cover invites me to open God’s word and dig in.

  • This is now my Study Bible for this year and I can’t wait to see how much more I utilize this one!

  • The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible is a great looking Bible filled with lots of info for studying scripture.

  • What I noticed first on this Bible is it’s beauty. Three different versions are available, a hardback cover, imitation leather, and a cloth covered. All three covers have these bold, beautiful flowers on them but the imitation leather, the version I chose, has the flowers embossed on the upper half of the Bible. Who doesn’t love a pretty cover?! This colorful design continues within the pages of the Bible making it bold and bright and NOT your grandma’s Bible.

  • I am excited to read more of The Woman’s Study Bible. It’s New King James Version, which is not yet in my personal collection of Bibles. Better than that, I like how there are additional footnotes, sidebars, and quotes that pertain especially to women.

  • Overall, I think this would be a wonderful gift or purchase for ladies looking for more content than your basic Bible. When I gave this my mom for her birthday earlier this month, she said it was like everything she needed was right at her fingertips to dig deeper into God’s Word!

  • My favorites included the features on Holy Week (what timing as we go through Holy Week right now!); missions (quelle surprise, knowing me!); fitness; and work. I felt like each very specifically spoke to my own life of late, and appreciated the introspection it incurred. Each article also includes a “chain-reference” type component – referring the reader to other pages on similar topics and scriptures accordingly. The editors admirably present the scriptures and opportunities to apply them in our everyday lives. So often we wonder how Numbers could possibly be relevant (amirite?) – and yet, these ladies do it! (You’ll have to check the Bible out to see how.)

  • It would make a wonderful gift for any women. Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

  • MysteriesEtc says:

    The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible Grow in the Word is a gorgeous new bible for specifically for women. It is filled with color and articles, maps and tables that help so much with bible study. The more I look through it the more I love it.

  • If you are looking to purchase a study Bible that is long lasting, that will get you into God’s word, don’t look any further, this Women’s Study Bible has become my new favorite Bible. I love it! This Bible is beautiful! The colors are phenomal, which makes this Bible so warm, inviting and easier to read. I love the graphs, charts and explanations. You won’t want to study from anything else!

  • What I liked most about the NKJV Woman’s Study Bible was the way that it addresses specific areas of life within a woman’s point of view. The footnotes provided helpful information to put the cultural and social issues into context. The historical background for each book proved helpful to me as our small group started a study of James.

  • What makes this Bible different from other study Bibles? This Bible is geared towards women since it highlights the various women of faith in the Bible. Women of all ages will benefit from the illustrations and lessons emphasized in this version of God’s Holy Word. With the timeless New King James Version, one will be able to gain more wisdom than can be summed up in words through reading the text of God’s Word.

  • I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the scriptures and studying God’s word in this Bible. I have the imitation leather version and it is absolutely beautiful, with a font that I find very easy on my eyes. But by far, I am most impressed with all of the extra footnotes and study sections that are included in this text.

  • Best Reads says:

    Honestly — I have never enjoyed bible study more! No checking the clock or racing through to the end of a chapter. (Yes, I just admitted that publicly.) I just lost myself in the Word and came away with a greater understanding thanks to all the extras The Woman’s Study Bible has to offer.

  • With this Bible you will journey through each book learning insightful information on the authors of each book of the Bible, the time period the books in which each author penned their book of the Bible, the setting for each book, the purpose of each book, the historical intended audience, themes, and chapter by chapter outline.

  • This is truly a study Bible. There is fascinating information to study at the beginning of each book of the Bible: title, author, date, background, themes, outline.

  • I was blown away by both how beautiful and how useful the commentary is. The insight it brings is invaluable and I find myself growing in my knowledge of Scripture and its history.

  • First off, I love the color design throughout the Bible, the articles that are very informative, the topical index and concordance. This is a great study bible, lots of information along with the scripture makes understanding easy and if you like to dig deeper like I do, there’s history, links, and helpful tidbits.

  • Thomas Nelson’s recently released New King James Version Woman’s Study Bible is a wonderful tool for women to add to their arsenal. This Bible features some super-nifty charts that break down things such as animals, plants and herbs featured in the Bible.

  • The study tools are so well thought out, from the very beginning. Each book within the NKJV Woman’s Study Bible, has a well spaced layout of title, author, date, background, themes of importance, and outline. The details include a setting, purpose, audience, and literary characteristics. This will help you understand contextual ideas and navigate the themes and chapters through the excellent outline. Again, the fonts found within the pages are readable and beautifully curated.

  • When I received the email to review the NKJV “Woman’s Study Bible”, I signed up ASAP. I chose the imitation leather covered Bible. When it arrived I was in awe at how gorgeous it in(both inside and out). I love everything about this Bible, but I especially love that it’s geared for women.

  • Being a part of an online ministry that focuses on sharing the unique voices of fellow Christian Women, I appreciate Thomas Nelson’s focus on creating a Christ-honoring resource for women by women that speaks to the heart of the varied issues concerning women. More than 80 women from various backgrounds, denominations, and life stages served on the editorial team for The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible.

  • The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible has opened my world to a better understanding of verses and history. One reason I like the church I attend is because our pastor does a great job at giving back stories and explaining verses in detail. And, that’s why I really like this study Bible.

  • My Bible study is one of my favorite times of the day and now I love it even more. All the beautiful colors and designs along with the helpful maps,and character profiles make diving into each book exciting. Each tool makes the stories come to life . I highly recommend this Bible.

  • This is a BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, PRETTY (and every other synonym) Bible for any woman! The cover and the ROSE gilded pages are what got me at first glance – so pretty! Each book has a great book introduction, and there are character profiles and relevant articles throughout (and not just a few – there is a lot of them) as well as quotes. Being full-color it is truly artful and visually very aesthetically pleasing.

  • Buzz4Mommies says:

    I have really enjoyed my study of James using The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible. Inside and out this is a stunning Bible. The NKJV version is one of my favorites, a classic. With the added devotions, study guides and beautiful color I really enjoyed my time in His word.

  • I love reading and studying God’s word with The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible! There are many special features to delight in, and two I especially enjoy are the large print and lay flat design. I also love the extensive footnotes, articles, and essays that are included throughout the text. The study content is rich and abundant, offering a deeper knowledge of God and His Word.

  • This Bible is wonderfully done! If you want a plain and simple Bible, with no extras(and sometimes I do want just that), this isn’t the one for you. Otherwise, I can’t imagine any woman would be disappointed in it. I’m thrilled with it. It’s perfectly lovely.

  • This Bible offers encouragement and inspiration to women, all while bringing them closer in their relationship with the Lord. It’s packed with some pretty amazing features like hundreds of maps, charts, timelines, charts, and family trees to study. It really has been taking my Bible studies to a whole new level.

  • This Bible is perfect for any woman. It is tailored more toward women with the beautiful full color designs, biological portraits of over 100 women and too many to count study notes. Also included are essays by other women for women in a full range of topics.

  • This is a beautiful study Bible. The imagery features bright and cheerful flowers in pinks, greens, creams, yellow, and greens throughout. All beauty of the illustrations in and outside of the Bible aside, this is an exceptionally nice Bible to study the Word of God in for many reasons.

  • I mean it most sincerely when I say that this is a beautiful Bible! The layout, the floral illustrations, the articles and quotes…this is truly a magnificent study tool! For long-time believers or those new to the faith, this Bible offers a treasure trove of helpful articles, explanations, definitions and helps that will enhance your time in The Word. I love the New King James version, and I know beyond any amount of reason that this will become my go-to Bible of choice when I want to dig deeper into a passage and learn all that I can from a particular truth.

  • WV Stitcher says:

    I used the book of Ruth to get a feel for some of the features of the Bible and let me tell you I really enjoyed the character studies that were included along with Ruth’s family tree. I have been using this Bible daily and it truly is beautiful to look at but more that that it really provides so many useful study tools that have become invaluable to me in my study.

  • A great Study Bible. This Bible is great especially for new Christians who don’t have a background in reading the Bible.

  • The study notes opened up the Bible deeper to me than I think any specialty Bible ever has. For example, in the book of Philemon it displays a chart of “Women Using Their Gifts in the Early Church”. The chart lists the women, what they did, along with Bible verses to show where the women’s stories are located in the Bible.

  • More of Him says:

    I love this Bible! It’s beautiful but more than that, it has so much to offer inside! I love the NKJV and how easy it is to read and understand, too. I highly recommend this Bible to you and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

  • Fruitbearers says:

    I highly recommend this Bible to any woman who wants to dig deeper into God’s transforming Word and experience sweeter intimacy with God. To me, this is such a gem!

  • Overall, I think this is a wonderful Bible that I look forward to using for many years to come.

  • The redesigned NKJV Woman’s Study Bible is the perfect addition to your Bible library. Not only is it beautiful on the outside – the one I received is a lovely two-toned embossed leather, but there are several covers to choose from – but the inside pages are illustrated in full color, with a soft, feminine floral theme throughout.

  • This is the most beautiful Bible I have reviewed in 10 years of reviewing. I’ve enjoyed exploring the Bible and using it in addition to other translations I read.

  • The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible is a beautiful, feature-laden Bible that is perfect for personal study and for discipling women of all ages!

    This Bible has everything you could ever hope for in a study Bible, plus it’s written for women with a women’s spiritual needs and perspective in mind!

    This Bible was also designed to serve as a family keepsake and is perfect for gift-giving.

    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever!”

  • While getting ready to review the updated NKJV Woman’s Study Bible, I decided to look at the two books of the New Testament that I’m studying in my personal study right now: Ephesians and 1 Peter. And I have learned much in the pertinent, short articles that accompany the text and help to bring more light on the subject of women in the Bible. The full-color interior as headers for the articles and other information used for study really set off this particular Bible for women. I will continue to use it in my Bible study for a long time to come.

  • MemawsStuff says:

    This New Women’s Study Bible is perfect for the things women face every day, from just feeling an incredibly crappy day, days when our home is the last place we want to be, or even those times, when we want to argue with God and not let him have control of every aspect of our life, just to name a few things.

  • Noveltea says:

    Of course it’s the Bible, so that makes it special. But, in addition to being God’s Word, the other features are put together in such a wonderful way that makes it beautiful, easy to go-through, and a delight to read.

  • His as the Bible of my dreams. I had prayed to have a Bible that would bring me the fullness of the words and this Bible did that and more. I felt as though I was reading the word with a dear friend.

  • The study notes are extensive, allowing the owner of such a remarkable Bible to do a plethora of studying without having to use a lot of tools and extra books. This would be a beautiful gift for birthdays, baptisms, Mother’s Day or even a special wedding anniversary for any special woman in your life.

  • I really loved this Study Bible from the pages to fill out for family history, the preface articles, to the how the chapters each start, and the index at the end. I highly recommend The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible From Thomas Nelson Publishing to any woman you will not be disappointed. Also a great gift for any young woman, teen age girl, and preteen girl, it will really give them insights to the women of the Bible. I cannot wait to Grow in the word. I give this Study Bible 5 + STARS.

  • Book by Book says:

    Hefty and beautiful, The Woman’s Study Bible is a great resource for women interested in supplemental information with their Bible reading.

  • Of course, every Bible does, and should, have the same inspiring, loving words of our Lord within its pages. However, besides being such a special, important book, the study notes and large margins within the pages give you the perfect tools to grow in His word.

  • This Bible was beyond just inspiring it was soul filling words. It was the connection long needed for my heart in describing God’s words.
    It’s beautiful and soft. Just like God’s words this Bible is strong in binding, pages soft as velvet yet able to turn with ease. The tooling is amazing, giving a delicate touch to the covers. I am eager to see age on this Bible and what love will do with it.

  • WORD Up! says:

    The all-color interiors make headings and special information boxes *pop*! This can greatly enhance your study if you’re looking to supplement your Scripture reading with contemporary application.

  • This is a beautiful Bible. Absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. The cover is a soft,buttery, two-toned leather like, and feels amazing. But the inside, oh the inside! So many helps, devotions, and things by popular Christian women leaders, timelines, charts, articles, and maps, Oh my! So much to read, so much to learn! It is well made, so you know it will last a lifetime, which is great since it will take that long to utilize all the tools that accompany God’s Word!

  • This study Bible has a beautiful, delicate cover dedicated to women. This in-depth Bible, along with a notebook and pencil is all you need for a rich study of the Word of God.

  • This review is for The Woman’s Study Bible, version NKJV, from Thomas Nelson. In my opinion, there aren’t too many things more exciting than getting a new Bible. They have that great smell, and at first, I don’t want to mark up the pages. That doesn’t last too long, though!

  • I feel very lucky that I was able to review this beautiful NKJV Woman’s Study Bible. First is is very I love how it looks – I know that it will last me a long time. One of my favorite things about this Bible is that at the beginning of each chapter it explains who the author is.

  • Cummins Life says:

    I love having this Bible to have devotional times as well as deeper study times. It is super convenient to have so much information all in one place and easily accessible right with the Word of God. For me, this makes a deeper study of the Bible practical and possible.

  • I can remember times when I would have 3 to 4 different books around me when studying, but this study bible has it all!!
    Thank you Thomas Nelson for seriously thinking of everything in this study Bible!

  • This Bible is simply gorgeous both on the outside and the inside. It has a beautiful floral design on the outside and the inside pages are full color.

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