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Holman Bibles to launch CSB Experiencing God Bible

General Editor Richard Blackaby Shares Experiencing God Book & Study Content Alongside Full Text of Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Translation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2022) – Holman Bibles announces the CSB Experiencing God Bible will release August 2022 with Dr. Richard Blackaby (son of Dr. Henry Blackaby) as General Editor. This completely revised study Bible combines content from Henry Blackaby’s multi-million selling Experiencing God book and Bible study with a full Bible text, specifically the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation. Originally published in the late 90s in both the New International Version and the New King James Version as the Experiencing God Study Bible, the CSB Experiencing God Biblefeatures updated and revised Experiencing God study and devotional tools with the accurate and readable CSB translation for a new generation wanting to hear from God.

The original Experiencing God book and Bible study was authored by Dr. Henry Blackaby almost 30 years ago and quickly became an international phenomenon. The study promotes a God-centered way of life that helps people know God intimately, recognize God’s voice and understand God’s will. The family of Experiencing God resources now number more than 50, with eight million units sold across all formats and over 75 languages. Richard Blackaby, president of Blackaby Ministries International, presents the best of Experiencing God content alongside the full Biblical text in the CSB Experiencing God Bible. This April, the Experiencing God study is being re-released with new video content that includes Richard and Mike Blackaby, the son and grandson of Henry Blackaby.

“An entire generation has been spiritually formed by Dr. Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God,” says Andy McLean, Publisher, Holman Bible and Reference. “Now Henry’s son, Richard Blackaby, has masterfully updated this life-changing classic for the CSB Experiencing God Bible. A new generation is invited to discover how hearing from God is both simple and deeply formative.”

The CSB Experiencing God Bible features unique design elements, study helps and devotional tools including:

  • 66 Book introductions including key theme and setting
  • In each of the book of the Bible, the reader is encouraged to consider many aspects of “Encountering God,” “Decisions Awaiting You,” and “Crisis of Belief”
  • “God Focus” themes highlight important recurring ideas throughout the Bible
  • “Prepare to Meet God” questions highlight important Experiencing God elements
  • “Did You Notice?” questions at the end of each chapter review actions, plans, and purposes God has carried as well as potential life adjustments for today’s Christians
  • Designed icons throughout identify the seven realities of Experiencing God and two steps of Fresh Encounter found throughout God’s Word
  • Brief articles throughout the text explore concepts related to Experiencing God
  • Biographies depict how a Bible character experiences God, discovering his purposes and plans for his people
  • Book conclusions provide space for recording strategic Spiritual markers in life

Other key features of the CSB Experiencing God Bible include:

  • Full-color design
  • Two-column text layout
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Wide margins with journaling space
  • 9.5-point easy-to-read type
  • Smyth-sewn durable binding
  • Ribbon marker
  • Concordance
  • Multiple binding options (hardcover, LeatherTouch, genuine leather)
  • Multiple color options (charcoal, burnt sienna, burgundy, black)
  • Indexed and non-indexed editions
  • Presentation page for gift-giving
  • Full-color maps

The CSB Experiencing God Bible will be released in the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB) translation, a translation heralded for its clarity and accuracy. It will also be released in multiple formats including hardcover, LeatherTouch, and genuine leather.

RICHARD BLACKABY earned an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. With his father, Henry Blackaby, he co-authored Experiencing God, Fresh Encounter and numerous other books. Richard has also written Living Out of the Overflow and a forthcoming title, The Ways of God. Richard serves as the president of Blackaby Ministries International ( and travels internationally speaking on leadership, revival, and God in the marketplace. Socials: Facebook @blackabyministries, Twitter @ExperiencingGod

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be an optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

Holman Bibles is the oldest Bible publisher in North America, publishing high quality Bibles and reference resources that are trustworthy, accessible, and useful for the pursuit of lifelong discipleship. Print and digital releases include the She Reads Truth™ Bible, the CSB Tony Evans Study Bible, the Tony Evans Bible Commentary, and the Rainbow Study Bible. Holman Bibles is a subsidiary of B&H Publishing Group.

Media Contact: Jana Muntsinger, 832.247.9308,

The CSB Experiencing God Bible
General Editor Dr. Richard Blackaby
Release Date: August 15, 2022 ✦ Page Count: 2,048 ✦ Size: 6.6875 x 9 ✦ Font: 9.5pt
Spine Width: 1.75″ ✦ Rights: Worldwide ✦ BISAC: BIB001050/BIBLES/Christian Standard Bible/Study
Jacketed Hardcover ISBN: 9781087765693, $49.00
Charcoal LeatherTouch ISBN: 9781087765563, $69.99
Indexed Charcoal LeatherTouch ISBN: 9781087765570, $79.99
Burnt Sienna LeatherTouch ISBN: 9781087714189, $69.99
Indexed Burnt Sienna Leather Touch ISBN: 9781087765556, $79.99
Burgundy LeatherTouch ISBN: 9781087765587, $69.99
Indexed Burgundy LeatherTouch ISBN: 9781087765594, $79.99
Black Genuine Leather ISBN: 9781087765617, $89.99
Indexed Black Genuine Leather, ISBN: 9781087765617. $99.99

Contact for interviews or review copies, Jana Muntsinger, MMPR,, 832-247-9308