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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 7, 2013) – B&H Publishing Group will release The Study Bible for Women, the most comprehensive study Bible for women by women ever prepared, this February. Created by a team of more than a dozen scholars, this extensive study Bible will help its readers dig deeper into God’s Word and apply it to daily life. The all-women team of scholars was led by General Editor Dr. Dorothy Patterson and Managing Editor Dr. Rhonda Kelley.

The Study Bible for Women includes extensive commentary notes, doctrinal notes, word studies, “Answers to Hard Questions” notes, articles on Biblical womanhood, character profiles, “Written on My Heart” applications, extensive introductions for each book of the Bible, and in-text maps, charts and timelines. Ideal for personal use or to give as a gift, this beautiful Bible also features presentation pages, full-color maps and a concordance.

Dr. Dorothy Patterson is Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a homemaker, popular speaker, writer, editor, and compiler of numerous books. She is co-editor of the two-volume Women’s Evangelical Commentary. Her husband, Dr. Paige Patterson, is president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Rhonda Harrington Kelley is Adjunct Professor of Women’s Ministry at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA, where her husband, Dr. Charles Kelley, is the president. Rhonda is a frequent speaker and the author of numerous books and biblical commentaries, including select volumes of the Women’s Evangelical Commentary.

Bible Publisher Jeremy Howard noted, “The Study Bible for Women represents the best in scholarship and life-application from some of today’s leading teachers. It is a serious study tool that is also very accessible and relevant to everyday life, for all of the material was created by women who are scholars as well as busy professionals and homemakers.”

Selma Wilson, President of B&H Publishing Group added, “This is an extraordinary Bible that I pray will help women dig deeper into the rich beauty of Scripture. I am thankful for Dorothy and Rhonda and for their passion and commitment to supporting women in the Church.”

The Study Bible for Women features thefull text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, a trusted, original translation of God’s Word. A team of more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations pursued two ideals with every translation decision: each word must reflect clear, contemporary English and each word must be faithful to the original language of the Bible.

B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters™ we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets include The New York Times No. 1 best-sellers The Love Dare and The Vow, as well as the award-winningHCSB Study Bible.