Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chronological Study Bible

The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International 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 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.
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This Bible is divided into Nine Epochs (or ages of the Earth). The Epochs Being: Epoch 1: Creation- 2000 B.C.; Epoch 2: 2000-1500 B.C.; Epoch 3: 1500-1200 B.C.; Epoch 4: 1200-930 B.C.; Epoch 5: 930-586 B.C.; Epoch 6: 586-332 B.C.; Epoch 7: 332-37 B.C.; Epoch 8: 37 B.C.- A.D. 30; Epoch 9: A.D. 30-100.
Within these eras, the Chronological Narrative of the Earth and the Bible is placed. Instead of reading the Scriptures as separate books, this places the entire Bible on one Narrative time line.
I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this Bible while doing a study the last few mornings. It was very different from my everyday Bible but it was very easy to use and understand.
The illustrations and photography was fantastic.
The time charts and time panels where so helpful. There are in-text maps in each of  the 9 Epochs.
This Bible was very easy to read and understand overall.
At the retail price of $49.99 I must say it is well worth the price I am sure that you will use it everyday to study God's word.
I was given a copy of this Bible by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I would probably love having this book except for one thing: It is not a KJV. There are so many passages that have been left out in these newer versions of the Bible. This is one way that satan has of sneaking into our daily lives, even thru the word of God. After doing a study on the different versions of the Bible, I think that I will stick to the original KJV that does not eliminate some of Jesus' words. It plainly tells us in Revelations to not add to nor take away the words of this book. This is just my opinion and how I feel.

    1. Mable, this is a study Bible to use with your King James Bible, it is not like any other Bible it has time lines and helps understand the Bible better.

    2. Mary, this still scares me because of it being a NIV. If they can leave out important passages and add to our Bible, they can do this in a very subtle way in this. I would really like to look at it and see. It would be very interesting to see. I understand that it is a study guide, but it also says that it is a study guide for the NIV.

  2. Mary, I'm so excited to see this review,you out did your self on this one.Everyone needs to have and read a study Bible.Thanks for all your hard work.

    1. James, you are the Winner! I will get your study Bible right out to you!

  3. I would love to win this Bible. I know there are concerns of this being an NIV but if we use it along with the KJV or NKJV I think it is o.k. We all have the God given ability of discernment. We know what is right and what is wrong. I will say, my husband loves the NIV translation! If it gets one person interested in God's Word that is a step in the right direction!

    Judy B

  4. I'm excited about this study Bible!I it would help me imminsly . thank you so much ,Mary, for all your tireless work .

  5. Mary, I, too, had a concern when I read about this study bible as I use the King James Bible. But I read Judy's comment so using it as an aid to help make things easier to understand at times along with my bible, would be a great tool.

    Thank you for sharing and smiles and blessings to you!

  6. This sounds very interesting. I've not seen a bible like this before. I'll bet it does help to have things in order.
    Thanks for your review, Mary. I'll be checking into getting one of these especially since I use the NIV version of the bible.

  7. This looks like a fabulous Bible, Mary. Thanks for the heads up. The Bible that I traditionally read is a chronological NIV called The Freedom in Christ Bible. I also have a pictorial one from Zondervan that I need to pull out and use more frequently. Great review!