I recieved my NIV Thompson Chain reference bible and I am utterly amazed at how much I have learned about God in such a short time . I have been saved for over ten years and I cannot say enough about this bible . I have other transalations in Thompson chain and for any believer I highly reccommend these bibles as they will strenghten you in your walk with God and you are able to go at your own pace and its a very intense way to learn . Mine came in the mail fast and in good shape . I also highly reccomend you get it thumb indexed as you will need it . I cannot put it down .God is good all the time!
I have been in Bible studies where rabbit trails are neither appropriate or are tabled for later discussion. In others, rabbit trails are chased down until exhausted. This Bible fits this need very well. You read a scripture that regards a topic, you look up the chain on that topic, hmm, that chain refers to this scripture who mentions a person, who is that person, hmm, that was in that place, where is that? And so it goes as God uses another resource to weave our way through His Word.