Stewardship Study Bible

This page offers a review of the Stewardship Study Bible. I bought this Study Bible because I love the concept of becoming a better steward of all that God has given to me (or rather, allowed me to have for a while). Boy am I glad I bought this Study Bible! I had no idea how expansive this Biblical concept of stewardship can be.

This Study Bible is published by Zondervan in 2009 and utilizes the New International Version translation of the Bible.  The Stewardship Study Bible was created "to become a companion in your journey toward becoming a mature and effective steward."

Stewardship Perspective

It offers the Bible student several features that are unique, but what I like most is the perspectives it offers me as a Christian. For instance:

  • Stewardship is ultimately about who God is and who he desires us to become. It is not just about what we do with what God has given us.
  • Effective, Biblical stewardship is is more like a journey, not a destination on a map.
  • Biblical stewardship is always about managing belongings that are not yours.
  • Biblical stewardship is not just a responsibility; it is also a privilege.
  • God calls us to be stewards.
  • God desires that we develop ourselves to become effectual stewards of his resources.

Stewardship Study Bible Features

These are some of the useful features in this unique Study Bible which are organized according to it's definition of the Seven Purposes of Stewardship:

  • Daily Readings from over 300 authors from a wide variety of denominations designed to highlight foundational insights into Biblical stewardship
  • Book Introductions which outline stewardship principles in each book
  • Profiles of Biblical characters who were effective and ineffective stewards
  • Challenges to our stewardship journey are explored that could become stumbling blocks
  • Crown Financial Ministries Index of topics related to Biblical stewardship

This Study Bible will be a valuable resource for me for years to come and I highly recommend you consider obtaining one yourself.  I have recently finished a book titled Radical by David Platt that has reoriented the way I consider my resources (God's resources) that are available to me and this concept of stewardship is a key component of my development into a better Christian.

I'm looking forward to the journey ahead and what God has in store.