Friday, January 9, 2009

The Chronological Study Bible (Review)

I have received the New Chronological Study Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. And after taking some time to browse through it... I want to share this with you.

First, the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company web site describes it this way:

The Chronological Study Bible is the only study Bible that presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order-the order in which the events actually happened-with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include translators' notes, full-color illustrations of places, artifacts and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history and in-text and full-color maps.

Let me say, I like the style and believe that it is a very usable tool for the study of Scripture. It is not a Bible that you would take with you to church - since the Scriptures are not in the "regular" order. However, it would be a wonderful Bible for your yearly "read-through" or for your devotions. A person could read 4 pages a day and have the entire book (Scriptures and all the other notes, etc.) read in a year. I recommend it highly to anyone searching for a new devotional study Bible. Both the novice and the mature Christian would do well to make this part of their library.

Go here and see more about it and tell me what you think. I think you will agree.


Lady of Value said...

I have always wanted a Bible like this, I think reading the Bible in order would be a great help, esp. to new Christians. Another Bible I would like to have is a Life Application Bible.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I got this for Christmas from my children and I love it.... I have read through the Bible in a year with our church, but never in the exact order that it acutally happened. This is very interesting.

Sherri Watt said...

I have looked at this at the Christian book store and wondered about it. Thanks for doing this! I think I will check into it for a study tool..

God Bless!

Laurie Ann said...

I have been wanting to read the Bible through chronologically and think this is a great tool! Great review, DeeDee. Since I have the NIV Study Bible, I'll probably go with the NLT Chronological Bible, though.

Darlene said...

I have always wanted to read through the bible with one of these but never have bought one. Proverbs 31 had one they were promoting and was going to buy it ...but never did...
Thanks for the info.

Tricia said...

Hey DeeDee!

That sounds wonderful! I have the chronological Bible that you can read in a year (I have read it twice so far), but this with the notes and all sounds wonderful... maybe a Christmas hint for next year... It would be better than 3 knives :)

Have a great weekend!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Oh no. I think I am coveting your Chronological Bible, DeeDee.

No wait... I am.

That looks absolutely AWESOME, seriously. Right up my alley my right-brained alley.

Susan said...

Hmmm...I'm going to have to go check this one out. I like when something makes us look at the Word differently.



Darlene said...

I have a surprise for you at my place when you have time stop by for a visit.

Barb said...

I picked one up on a half price special, right after Christmas at our Lifeway. I was so excited! It has so many great helps in it. My daughter went out the next day and found one for herself!