I wanted to be able to understand the Bible myself and be able to teach my kids. This Bible allows to me to do that, and more. I love how it's written in a way that everyone can understand, even someone who wasn't raised in the Word. I have recommended this to everyone I know!
Tyndale Chronological Life Application Study Bible
King James Version
Published by Tyndale House Publishers
The Chronological Life Application Study Bible presents the Bible in a chronological manner. Rather than being broken down into the books we are all familiar with the Bible is presented in a historical timeline. Naturally Genesis still starts everything off because as it says "In the beginning God created..."
But there is some much more that this Bible has to offer - there is a complete Biblical timeline in which Biblical events and significant world events are shown in relation to one another.
There are also short yet concise biographical overview of key people in the Bible with scriptural references to where they are mention throughout the Bible
There are also themes to the various sections and those delved into and major events, people, geographical settings, and Biblical books are presented at the beginning of the section. Likewise between the two Testaments a short overview of the history and major events effecting the Hebrew people and the world is presented setting the world scene for Jesus' birth.
I really like the Section overviews and the Chronological Header System that lets you know what time period your current Bible passage is in. At the back of the Bible there is a Book-by-Book where the books are individually presented with an overview and the main themes/message. There is also a Dictionary/Concordance and region maps to further bring greater understanding of the Bible. Also I also found the Biblical Calendar very interesting comparing our modern months to Hebrew and Babylonian months.
I will admit it takes a little bit of time to get used to the Bible not being in a book format - I especially found this to be true in the Gospels rather than in the Old Testament. But it was interesting seeing and reading the Gospels together in this format. But the beauty and poetic appeal of the language of the KJV still comes through. This is definitely a Bible that have an appeal to anyone wanting to study the historical aspects of the Bible.
I was provided a copy of this Bible by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
From the moment I saw they were making this Bible in the KJV, I had to have it. I asked & received it for my birthday. I have had trouble putting it down since then. I have learned so much & am driving my husband nuts saying "Did you know...." multiple times a day. I have a "type A" personality and this Bible is wonderful for that, since it puts everything in chronological order. It's easier for me to wrap my mind around. This is not a Bible that I carry to church, as it is far too difficult to search for a certain verse. Also there is a possibility of a series of verses being split up into multiple places throughout it. I also love that it writes explanations for nearly every verse, although that does make it a lengthy read.
The first thing that caught my eye on this Bible is the color. Maps, timelines, photos and pictures abound in this resource as I have not seen before. Each page is topped with a timeline to help the reader understand where they are at in the progression of the Bibles story. The application notes are very thought provoking and educational. It is like having a teacher right there with you as you read. It doesn't matter if you are a long time student of the Bible, or new in your Faith, as long as you have a hunger for the word and understanding this is a good resource for you. I received my complimentary copy from Tyndale House publishers for my review.