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
“The Chronological Life Application Study Bible helps the reader see the larger story by breaking up traditional books of the Bible into 10 major eras of biblical history, intermingling the Scriptures into a single, unified story from Creation to end.”
At two thousand and ninety-eight pages, this hardbound Bible is targeted toward those who want an in-depth, chronological viewpoint of the Scriptures with a plethora of details and side-note information. Instead of the typical canonical arrangement, events appear in the order they occurred, using strictly the King James Version in paragraph format, still listing verse numbers.
When quickly viewing the arrangement, the reader may easily be overwhelmed and consumed with the myriad of data. Yet in reviewing the introduction, the layout is extremely helpful, productive, and sensible.
The interior features include a chronological header system on each page that reminders readers where they are in the Bible’s timeline. There is also an outline that has three levels of headings. The top third of the page is the Word of God written from the KJV and below are notes sometimes by verse with explanation, colored maps or charts, and inserts about the text. Illustrated verses, section introductions, parallel passage indicators, archeological notes, diagrams, and personality profiles are also included.
Three types of timelines appear: a master listing all the events recorded throughout the Bible at the beginning of the book, detailed guides at the beginning of each era of Biblical history related to that section, and running key dates in the margin to indicate when the event took place.
In the back of the Bible, there are resources, book-by-book reviews, indexes that include a master list along with charts, maps, profiles, archeological notes, and illustrations. Also added is a dictionary/concordance and image credits.
At any crossroad of reading either the Old or New Testament, one can not only peruse the King James Version, he or she quickly knows events that happened chronologically, what timeline they occurred, detailed sidebars about several of the verses, other Biblical references, and pictures, maps, or drawings to aide in understanding.
For anyone who reads through the Bible yearly, this is a perfect, comprehensive, and well-thought out study application to learn more about God and how He has guided, love, and been there through the ages of time. Although it is heavier than a normal Bible, it is well worth its weight in learning more about the Almighty.
This book was furnished by Tyndale House Publishers in lieu of a review based on my own opinion.