excellent chronological bible, great maps, photographs, charts. I specially like the information in the timelines in this bible and how they relate to events in history. very informative and interesting and HELPFUL! I appreciate all the information and explanations in the first few pages - all the introductions. The way Chronological Bible was indexed into nine epochs is really a terrific way of helping one keep focused; one always refers back to it; terrific guide. I thank God for leading me to come across and order this book, I also bought one each for my 2 sons to keep as family Bible, to read and share with my daughter-in-laws and grandchildren. Just what I was looking for - amazing how God answers prayers, sometimes to the tee!
Each year I read through a different bible. I like the chronological bible and this is the one I am going to use in 2015. First of all, I like the appearance of this bible, and I like the imitation leather. I prefer it to real leather. I appreciate the hundreds of photographs, maps, charts, and timelines in this bible and how they relate to events in history. These are not all necessarily biblical but interesting and informative. I like how the whole bible is divided into nine epochs with the timelines at the top of each page. In short, I am impressed with the tremendous amount of work that must have gone into the compiling of this bible.
I bought this Bible because I noticed that some things in the regular Bible seemed out of order or scattered at times. I wanted a better idea of the correct order in which things took place. I was also interested in purchasing another study Bible. I have a small collection & am always ready for a new edition. From what I've read some reviewers have been offended by secular historical notes being placed in this Bible. So far I find the notes to be informative & eye opening. They give me a deeper understanding of the entire context of the subject. With that being said I've been a Christian for nearly twenty six years. Maybe I'm not as easily offended or shocked as others may be. I realize that this may not be an ideal Bible for a new believer. New saints need to focus on the basics. I can see where the notes could be too much of a good thing.
Other reviewers have stated that this Bible offers the reader a "you are there" experience & I find this to be true. I've never seen a Bible quite like this before. It really is something special. I've also noticed that this Bible takes an egalitarian view of women in ministry. That's the view that I hold so I think it's terrific.
When the Bible arrived I immediately took note of the quality of the cover. It's genuine cowhide leather & is very soft to the touch. There are two ribbon markers which is really nice. The words of Christ are not in red. One odd thing that I noticed was that the upper right hand corner of the pages were stuck together in sections & had to be separated. I'm not sure what that was about but it was easy enough to correct it. The Bible comes with a lifetime guarantee & can be registered on the Thomas Nelson website.
I would recommend this to mature believers who are interested learning more about the history of Bible times & culture.