The Bible includes encouraging and motivating articles by Anne Graham Lotz, Stormie Omartian, Nancy Leigh DeMoss and several other well-known and respected women. Each article is short and encouraging.
The index includes a Reference Guide to the Special Features, that incorporates Annotations, Articles, Charts, Maps, Character Portraits, and Topical Notes that inspire you to dig deeper into each scripture. These features help you to gain a clearer picture of the culture, the background, the geography of that time.
I found myself drawn to the Character Portraits that offer insight and background into the women of the Bible. These Character Portraits provide an in-depth look into women we are familiar with like, Eve, Rahab, and Mary. They also include women that are not as well known, like Bernice, Junia, and Rizpah.
Even if you have a Bible that you prefer to use, I recommend getting The Women’s Study Bible (NIV) specifically for the articles and special features, as they will encourage and motivate you towards a richer understanding and deepen your Biblical insight.
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
There is always hope!