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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible helps you find God in the midst of it.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible invites every woman to find her story within the greatest story ever told—God’s story of redemption.

As you study God’s Word, 122 women from the (in)courage community come alongside you with 312 devotions, sharing stories of how God’s story has changed their lives. Because of His grace, they have found beauty in the brokenness and hope in the hard. With each devotion, they sing the praise of the One who has authored their story.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible invites every woman to find her story within the greatest story ever told—God’s story of redemption.

As you study God’s Word, 122 women from the (in)courage community come alongside you with 312 devotions, sharing stories of how God’s story has changed their lives. Because of His grace, they have found beauty in the brokenness and hope in the hard. With each devotion, they sing the praise of the One who has authored their story.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible invites every woman to find her story within the greatest story ever told—God’s story of redemption.

As you study God’s Word, 122 women from the (in)courage community come alongside you with 312 devotions, sharing stories of how God’s story has changed their lives. Because of His grace, they have found beauty in the brokenness and hope in the hard. With each devotion, they sing the praise of the One who has authored their story.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible invites every woman to find her story within the greatest story ever told—God’s story of redemption.

As you study God’s Word, 122 women from the (in)courage community come alongside you with 312 devotions, sharing stories of how God’s story has changed their lives. Because of His grace, they have found beauty in the brokenness and hope in the hard. With each devotion, they sing the praise of the One who has authored their story.

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Devotional Themes

The (in)courage Devotional Bible traces ten themes throughout the Bible. A specific color and pattern helps you find each theme’s reading plan, devotions, and “Women of Courage” profiles, as well as two beautifully designed Scripture verses (one from the Old Testament and one from the New).

Beautiful Brokenness

The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. You will not despise a broken and humbled heart, God. Psalm 51:17

Scripture is full of stories of broken people. But it is also full of stories of how God has redeemed them—their stories, their families, and their futures—by His grace. While the stories may seem wrought with brokenness and despair, God turns that brokenness into beauty, reflecting the power of the grace. God choose to use broken people every day, and their brokenness leads them to fully depend on Him.

Better Together

For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all given one Spirit to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

God designed men and women to live in community with one another and share their lives together. Throughout the Bible, there are stories of people living in community who are better because they live and work and serve the Lord together. The stories of these men and women in the Bible who were better together are wonderful examples for the church today of how we can love and support one another and always point each other toward Christ.

Daily Grace

Then the Lord said to Moses, "I am going to rain bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day." Exodus 16:4

God provided manna for His people when they were living in the desert. Each day He provided enough for that day. In the same way, He provided enough manna each day for the Israelites, He also provided grace every day for His people throughout Scripture. He continues to provide the grace we need every single day and in exactly the right portion. Here you’ll find encouragement that God is always working to meet your needs and draw you into His love with His ever-flowing grace.

Everyday Leadership

Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7

God is always faithful to provide wisdom and guidance for His people through the men and women He appoints as leaders. But God also calls leaders who may not be exactly what the world would consider a leader. Everyday leadership showcases stories of men and women who step out of their comfort zones to lead others, pointing them to the truth. Their leadership impacted more lives than they would ever know, and their stories give us confidence that God can and will use our lives to lead others and point them to Christ.

Friendship On Purpose

No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

The ultimate example of friendship is in Jesus Christ. He gave His life to save His friends. He cared for His friends, challenged His friends, encouraged His friends, and enjoyed His friends. While Christ is the ultimate example of friendship, Scripture is full of many other beautiful examples of purposeful friendship that encourages, builds, cares for, and gives life. May we see these examples and wholeheartedly follow in friendship on purpose.

Hope in the Hard

This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

No matter the circumstance, God’s Word is full of stories of hope. In the face of countless trials and tribulations, His people have hope that reflects their deep faith in the Father. Though circumstances are hard—sometimes even impossible—God’s people choose to have hope and rely on Him for their every need. Their steadfastness is often the encouragement we need to face our own hard and find hope in our Savior.

Imperfect Hospitality

Love your neighbor. Leviticus 19:18

Biblical hospitality is never meant to be perfect. It is meant to engage, encourage, and build up others while simultaneously inviting them to share their stories and their lives. The stories of hospitality found throughout Scripture remind us to focus on our guests and on sharing God’s incredible love and grace with them. Regardless of the condition of our space, if our hearts are focused on encouraging others, our hospitality will honor God.

Intentional Gratitude

Give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thesselonians 5:18

God loves our gratitude. He loves it when His people stop and thank Him for what He has done. There are many examples throughout the Bible where God’s people stop and celebrate what God has done. These stories serve as reminders of the importance of stopping and intentionally showing gratitude to the Lord for His provision and victory.

Second Chances

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

While the entire story of Scripture is God’s second chance for humanity, the Bible is full of individual examples of how He graciously poured out His love for His people and redeemed their lives. His heart for redemption is displayed through the way He continually reached into broken lives and gave His children another chance to follow Him. His patience and grace are unmerited and unmatched. He grants second chances to His people, not because they are deserving, but because He is merciful.

The Scared Brave

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:7

“Do not fear” is found 365 times in the Bible, once for each day of the year. God’s desire for His people is not for them to live in fear, but to live in the confidence He is always with them and that with Him, they have nothing to fear. God is faithful to His children, and in their choice to be brave, His power is beautifully displayed. Scripture provides examples of men and women who faced impossible situations but chose to be brave and follow God’s leading in their lives.

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Features

  • Women of Courage

    These profiles highlight fifty women in the Bible, explaining how God showed his love in each women's life.

  • Reflective Devotions

    Through the (in)courage Devotional Bible, you''ll find 52 reflective devotions. Designed to help you begin each week in God's Word, these devotions anchor the themed reading plans and include reflection questions and journaling space. Every devotion has been written by someone who has walked through the topic she addresses—from adoption to cancer to missions work—and met God’s love in the midst of it.

  • Book Introductions

    Introductions to each book of the Bible help us see what context this book comes from, how it fits into the story of the Bible, and how it connects to our daily lives.

  • Theme Verses

    Throughout the Bible, twenty verses have been highlighted with beautiful designs to help you meditate on and memorize the truth of God’s Word.

  • Journaling Space

    Engage with each page of Scripture in lined journaling spaces provided for personal notes and reflection.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). 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.

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