CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible


Title: CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible
Theme: “God’s Word is one of life’s essentials.”
Publisher: Lifeway Christian Resources
Publication Date: 3/15/2020
Translation: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Type: Interactive Study Bible

Key Features

  • Commentary and application questions on 1,500 life principles
  • 250 hours of free in-depth video teaching to accompany each life principle
  • Complete list of principles at the beginning of the book, with page numbers
  • Available in black leather, brown leathertouch, and hardcover
  • Two-color interior design
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Presentation page
  • Two-column text
  • Topical subheadings
  • Black-letter text
  • Blue highlighted text
  • 9-point type
  • Textual footnotes
  • Concordance
  • Full-color maps


For many centuries, Christians have been reading the Bible in their homes and churches, in public and in private. The good news is so simple that young children understand it. The Bible also contains ideas that can take an entire life to ponder and explore. We ask the Holy Spirit to guide us. We wrestle with complex thoughts and ask pastors to explain them to us. We read the commentary at the bottom of the page of our study Bibles to help us further.

Today we have another tool to learn the Word of God.

The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible integrates a multimedia digital study system with more than 250 hours of in-depth video teachings from Dr. Gene Getz on essential life principles (accessed through smartphone-accessible QR codes).

Read the Bible

The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible starts with the Word of God. It is the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB) translation. The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Book introductions include basic information about the author and date of writing. You will learn about cultural dynamics in the ancient world, and you will be introduced to the men and women who participated in the biblical story. There are various helps on each page to read and pursue to get more understanding of how, for instance, the text on the page you are studying relates to other parts of the Bible.

Moreover, the CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible includes commentary and applications on 1,500 life principles. The Bible includes a topical index and cross references for all of the principles, and each book introduction provides a list of corresponding principles found in that book. There are suggestions on how a Christian can apply the principles to their life. Questions follow each principle to inspire personal reflection or group discussion.

Life Essentials

Video Library

While there are many features that make this a great study Bible, the library of video teachings is by far the best!

The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible provides you with a quick link to a video commentary on the chapter you are studying. You can easily access the videos using your smartphone and a QR code reader to call up the related video. The interface is easy to use, and adds much more depth to the text.

The video library connected to this Bible has 1,500 teaching videos, one for each principle. It’s like having a virtual seminary in your Bible, with your own personal professor! You can also embed/ feature videos in your blog and social media posts.

This is a groundbreaking new way to study the Bible. The CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible allows users to immerse themselves in the Bible so they can learn in a way that makes sense to them. It’s a Bible that can appeal to all learning styles in one – reading, visual, and auditory.

Here is an introductory video about the Bible and its unique videos:

Dr. Gene Getz

Renowned Bible teacher Dr. Gene Getz guides readers through the CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible, expounding on 1,500 life principles found throughout the Bible. Distilling these truths into principles to live by, Dr. Getz helps readers remember and apply the Bible’s wisdom to everyday life. Watching his videos is like being spiritually mentored by your grandfather. Not only will he help you gain a solid understanding of the Scriptures and of the Gospel, he turns each principle into an action statement giving you something to do.

Dr. Gene Getz is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Rocky Mountain College, and Wheaton Graduate School. He also earned a PhD from New York University. Getz has served as a faculty member at Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary. Out of his study and classroom interactions at DTS, he became convicted that there are three vital components of Christian ministry: Bible teaching, fellowship, and outreach. Based on these functions, he launched the Fellowship Bible Church movement.


I hope this Easter season inspires you and your loved ones to seriously and deeply seek God’s Word to guide you in life. Let’s fill our lives with things that nourish our faith and point us to Biblical principles. After all, “God’s Word is one of life’s essentials.” The CSB Life Essentials Study Bible is recommended for anyone who wishes to study the Bible in-depth, using both text and video. Read. Watch. Apply. This Bible would be a great gift for yourself or someone you love!

Learn more at the official website: https://csblifeessentialsstudybible.com


We’re giving away a free copy of the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible! Simply leave a comment below saying what interests you the most about this interactive multimedia Bible for a chance to win one!

Prize: 1 CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible ($44.99 retail value!)

  • Deadline: Giveaway ends on 4/20/20 at 11:59pm PST
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from LEV3L Digital.



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  1. I love that this study Bible helps apply Biblical principles to everyday life. For me it makes it more meaningful!

    1. Congratulations, Natalie! Looks like you’re the winner!

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