Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Have you ever wanted to read the Bible in the order things have happened or are going to happen in the future? Is it too complicated and time consuming to look up what you are going to read in a regularly formatted Bible as you turn to chapter and verse, wanting to read it daily quickly and chronologically? Are you looking for a special, unique gift to give to an avid reader of the Bible?
The One Year Chronological Bible in New International Version by Tyndale House Publishers has three hundred and sixty-five daily readings that are arranged in the order the events supposedly occurred. With month and date written on the top of each page, one can easily read the three to four pages every day to complete the entire Bible within a year.
With very little side margin or reference notes, poetry format when applicable and bold markings of book, chapter, verse or theme, also included is a short two-page user guide, a general timeline, a list of beginning pages of books, a preface to the NIV and a table of weights and measures at the start of the book. The ending has a daily reading guide and a canonical Scripture index. In this hardcover, one concern readers may have of the over sixteen hundred pages is that the paper is thin and transparent enough that words bled through to the other side.
Since the NIV is known to be a more liberal, gender-neutral version compared to the long-standing King James or other versions, it should also be noted that the chronological order is different and possibly incorrect. Old Testament chapters in Kings, Chronicles and Isaiah along with the four Gospels are not in sync to other versions’ orders and sometimes, in this chronological order, the format may not make sense.
For someone who has never read the Bible from cover to cover or in chronological order for the first time, this might be a starting point unless the person wants a more accurate, true to the original text version such as the traditional King James. Having a Bible to read easily day after day from start to finish is a wonderful yearly goal to learn more about God and how He loves and cares for us. This would make a great gift for the beginner believer who wants to know more about the orderly timeline of the Bible.
This book was furnished by Tyndale House Publishers for review purposes.
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