On Audible, this product is working out well. I listen to it in the car on my commute and it tells me when it is about to start the reading for the next day. The readings are in chronological order, not sequential order. So if the same events are listed in more than one place in Scripture, the narrator will stop and jump forward in the Bible to read about the same event that is repeated somewhere else in the Bible.
Later then I became genuinely born again (as opposed to a lukewarm member of a mainstream Christian church) the first thing that I asked my folks for was a "real" Bible - which meant the New American Standard Bible. I devoured it. After that, I was given a “Walk Thru the Bible” edition of the KJV Bible and I devoured it even more than I did the NASB. And then it was onto just about anything and everything else after (including a The New Jerusalem Bible: The Complete Text of the Ancient Canon of the Scriptures with Up-to-Date Introductions and Notes which I really loved). Left in the dust was The Living Bible.
I like to use thought for thought translations for my devotions and word for word translations for my scholarly work – and I love these One Year Chronological Bibles, I own and have been through several. So I after I bought a hardcover Living Bible for a Mormon Missionary that I was reaching out to I thought that I should probably reacquaint myself with it too.
And I was pleasantly surprised.
Despite its well known deficiencies (some TLB translation decisions are a bit too loose and skew more toward commentary rather than pure translation) I fell in love with the clarity and approachability of the TLB text. I intend to start using it a lot more.
And, as usual, this One Year Bible Chronological edition was wonderful. It kept me on track throughout the year (I finished it in about 13-months) and reading the text chronologically helped me gain a deeper understanding of some of the passages – the Old Testament prophets in particular.
How clever to have the bible put together chronologically. Makes my bible study more alive. For example, if you are reading about Jesus' birth, you read the accounts in the gospels that chronicle the event. When you read about King David when he is fleeing Saul, you read the Psalms he wrote. The really helped my knowledge of the historical part of the bible. I have it on Kindle and a paper copy I can put notes in. Now it comes in large print, so I bought that for when I am older. As you can see, I love this way to read scripture.
This is handy and the translation is perfect for a chronological bible where the goal is the trajectory of the gospel story rather than technical precision in the original sense without a translators own personal biases. Does a terrible job of fitting David's Psalms into his life story.
I give it only three stars because the pages are so paper thin it can be hard to read for me with the opposite page's text cluttering up my vision. I realize in a thick book like a Bible, thin pages are probably a necessity, but it's not this bad in some of my other Bibles. I cannot see myself highlighting or underlining anything in this book for fear of permanently ruining it.
I'm not an expert on the Bible by any means. For me, someone who is interested in reading the Bible but easily distracted this works well because it stays in order and is less confusing. I have a hard time with the regular bible because I get bored put it down and never pick it up again. This seemed to make that easier.
This company went above and beyond customer service..... from a super quick delivery, to an incredibly wrapped package, then a hand written note expressing thanks and finally a bookmark for my newly purchased book! I bought this book used and you can tell they really take care of them. As far as the product goes, I love it. I love Jesus and the Bible and this one puts it in perspective of a story from beginning to end. It's easy to follow and i have enjoyed every minute so far.
I got the kindle version. I really like it. It is scripture in chronological order. Not summarized like a story or summation. It is organized in a daily reading schedule that will finish in a year. It has a Table of Contents organized by months of the year, a Daily Reading Guide, a Scripture Index and a Chronological Index. Many other helpful guides. I highly recommend this Bible.
It is well worth reading this organization of God's word cover-to-cover to grasp the unfolding of his plan and to gain a better understanding of the events of history and how they fit together. Corresponding events in Kings and Chronicles could at times get redundant reading them back-to-back but overall it helped to bring out all the details of each recorded event. The NLT is a very well done translation, easy to grasp what is being said in modern english while being an accurate translation. I took two years to read it because I wanted to read a smaller portion each morning so I could consider it throughout the day. But, the amount read each day does not matter like being consistent does.