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5.0 out of 5 starsConvenient and easy way to read through the Bible
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2018
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.
5.0 out of 5 starsI love this way to read scripture
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2018
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.
5.0 out of 5 starssomeone who is interested in reading the Bible but easily distracted this works well because it stays in order ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
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.
3.0 out of 5 starsOkay chronological bible but cheap construction
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 13, 2017
This is the BEST bible I've found if you want to read the bible in a year and also understand how the whole story of the bible fits together in the order the events took place. It has really made bible reading much easier for me and I finally understand how all the events slot together and makes reading the bible much less overwhelming. I really like the NLT version too. The only negative I have is that I wish the days were numbered 1,2,3 ... etc rather than having the actual date. I bought my bible mid year and wanted to start reading it straightaway but felt I needed to wait until 1st Jan. However as I suspected I'd get behind at some point anyway (and I have!) I started straightaway and ignore the date and just tick each one off as I've done it! The date is then insignifant to me and I don't feel guilty if I miss one!
Having read the Daily Walk Bible for 3 years, I decided it was time for a change and bought this one. It’s good, but has a couple of potential drawbacks, depending on what you are looking for. It is straight Scripture - there are no daily notes in it. I bought the kindle version and twice so far (it’s 8th Jan today) I have read two days together because I haven’t noticed the the start of the new day. I will contwrite nuke for the moment, because this is chronological not canonical, but I think in the end I will revert to the Daily Walk Bible, because of it’s daily study notes.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2012
This is the first 'Bible in one year' that I've read that is in 'start to finish' order rather than having three different sections (ie OT NT and Psalms/Proverbs). The great thing is that I can read it without forgetting what I read in yesterday's extracts in the bit-of-each formats, the downside is that there seems to be more of it. This is obviously all in my mind as the Bible is the same length whether read straight through or divided into three. Another thing I like is that it's a paraphrase rather than a traditional translation. Some Bibles have the most beautiful language, really poetic, but then as much as I like to read these I sometimes struggle with what they are actually saying and meaning. I'm really pleased I bought this.
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best purchases I ever made
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2013
Having been a christian for over 24 years, I have made several attempts to read the bible through in a year or even to read it through all together. However sadly this has never been possible as most times just like setting new years resolutions it goes on the pile heap of failed resolutions. Though with all good intentions to keep them.
Well we are already in March and I have kept at reading the bible through in a year. The language is easy to read and understand, it has been broken up into daily readings from one book, not one old testament, one psalm, and one from the new testament. It is simply book by book, however occasionally it will give a little section to read from another book as it was written at the same time. I have already finished books like Job and Leviticus. I did not even know when I finished Levitcus, I found myself in Numbers as it seemed like one continuous story. The best thing about the bible is I am discovering things in the scriptures I never knew existed until now. I would say the reason is I have always read the books I enjoy, like Genesis,Pslams, Proverbs, the new testament etc.
This Bible comes highly recommended. At the end of the year I will buy the "The One year Bible NLT as I know it will be just as easy to follow. If there were more stars I would have given it.
Despite being a Christian over for over 40years I have to confess I have never read the Bible from cover to cover (always got bogged down in Chronicles and gave up.) This Bible is making things much easier and putting everything chronologically so that you can really see the history of Isreal and God's plan for his Old and New Testament people unfold. A nice modern translation which isn't too affectively "hip". Makes the Bible accessible to all.