When we read, study, and gather around God’s Word, special things happen. We begin opening up, caring for each other, and helping each other grow. We discover a new power in our lives and find new strength for living as the Holy Spirit shapes us into a beautiful example of community. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible is a revised and updated version of the best-selling and renowned Serendipity Study Bible. The original Serendipity Study Bible was the culmination of 40 years of community building by Serendipity House Publishers, which revolutionized small groups and personal study through thousands of accessible questions and study helps throughout the Bible. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible includes thousands of questions and study helps for all 1,189 chapters of the Bible—all updated for today’s readers. This Bible includes short chapter-by-chapter comments about key people, places, and events along with guidance through the "Open-Consider-Apply" method for small group study and personal reflection. • "Open" questions initiate discussion and/or reflection • "Consider" questions focus on the details of the passage • "Apply" questions encourage application to daily life • Also included are select “For Groups,” “For Worship,” and “Dig Deeper” questions for further study, reflection, discussion, and application. Additional features include: Study note commentary on every page to accompany the thousands of chapter specific margin questions, 60 “life focused” course study plans, 16 topical course study plans, two-color interior design, smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, single-column text, topical subheadings, black-letter text, 9-point type, textual footnotes, concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Life Connections Study Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB), which stays faithful to the Bible's original languages without sacrificing clarity. With its optimal blend of accuracy and readability, the CSB is ideal for the church—for reading, for teaching, for sharing with others.