As a Theology & World History instructor, this is an excellent tool in any research arsenal that I recommend to students. Understanding prophecy, for example, the way Rome canonized things, does not logically coincide with the historical timeline. Laying out the prophets on the timeline of history makes it more obvious to whom the prophet was addressing -- Northern Kingdom? Unified Israel, Southern Kingdom? WHEN is essential with many aspects of biblical understanding, not just prophecies. Like any historical research, however, I consider this only ONE source of information, and do not take it as "gospel" without confirmation from "two or more witnesses." (More is merrier.)
It has several downsides. First, I would not have named it for the false god Chronos. ("Sequential" would have been more biblically appropriate.) Second, calling it a KJV is a misnomer. To be a true KJV it would need the (currently missing) 14 intertestamental books placed appropriately on the timeline as well, as the "authorized" KJV (as did ALL bibles in that time) contained Esdras through II Macabees. With those missing, much of the timeline is also missing, and is therefore incomplete. It lacks a table of contents. (As other reviewers have noted, finding things is near impossible.)
It's an arrow in the quiver for the biblical historian & serious student however. Just take it all with a grain of salt as prescribed.
My first disappointment was when I saw that Job was placed prior to Abraham, as if Job lived prior to Abraham. But we know that one of his friends was a Temanite who were descendants of Esau.
Then I noticed that reasons for books, chapters, or verses placed where they were was somewhat arbitrary. Some were placed by chronology of when it happened, where others by when it was written. This inconsistency was a definite disappointment.
On a positive note, places where verses or chapters were similar, like some Psalms, and 2 Sam vs. 1 Chron for example was helpful to see how they compared and the differences were readily seen.
One additional item noted was that his initial claim was that he used the chronology of Klassen, but I noted some places where he differed in chronology, and no source was cited where he got the information.
The Reese Chronological Bible KJV is advertised as a Bible that places Scripture in the order that it was written with no added commentary. This is not true. The book begins with commentary by Mr. Reese, stating that he believes in an older creation theory (which is another way of saying he supports the gap theory). The gap theory alleges that there was another world at one time that Satan destroyed, so God created a second world. This is not true because there is no Scriptural record of another world.
I was dismayed that Tim LaHaye endorsed this book, because he typically supports the work of ICR, which states that creation happened exactly as Scripture says it did - 6 days, with no other world floating around previously.
It's also important to note that verses are taken from books and placed in the order that Mr. Reese believes they happened. This means that there is a great deal of subjectivity in how verses are arranged.
Frankly, I would not play around with any author's work like this, and more importantly, I would be afraid to play around with God's Words this way.
I have returned this book and am awaiting a full refund.
pulls from EVERY book in the bible to put events in order. expected from a chronological bible but the way it's done makes for very interesting reading. you're readin' from different books and authors at the same time on the same pages. the only drawback would be tryin' to use it in church or bible study because lookin' up individual books and verses is nearly impossible due to the text bein' scattered all over the book! other than that it's great! ....and it's an awesome addition to my bible collection.