I purchased this Bible because of the chronological order. It is for the purpose of reading through the Bible to
understand the sequence of events, not necessarily for deep study. It has good reading print and I like that there are not notes and other items on the page to distract me. For these reasons, a hardback cover is
sufficient to meet my need. I think this is a great Bible.
The titles on each section are large enough, but the print is nowhere near large print. It is, at best, except for the titles, ordinary print size. If they classify this as large print I would hate to see their regular print size,
It is well done in all other aspects.
If you don't need glasses I would recommend this one, but not for those needing large print.
This translation & order really helped me so much in my faith, i now get it - the bible IS God's love letter to each of us. By putting the whole bible in time order, i could connect all the pearls of wisdom and see the incredible grace, mercy and guidance God has shown mankind from the very beginning of time . It has always been man pulling away, hurting God and the loving relationship He has created each of us for with Him and with each other.
I was able to read it like a book, sometimes things are repeated but they are together which helped me see how often OT supports NT and visa versa. I kept notes during the first few months to keep track of all the names and tribes, this really helped me see how the promises and warnings played out in the family lines. As a parent, I could see how important correcting and developing a respectful relationship parent to child impacted the adult child later in life in many family stories in the bible.
I thought it would take a year or more, but many days days just kept reading since it kept unfolding the stories of the bible in a new way for me. it is the best gift I gave myself, and have re-read it and love it even more. I have given many as gifts, those that actually read it found the same WOW and secure peace that soaking up God's word brings. Now when reading the bible or listening to others I am more confident so when phrases get twisted and folks make God out to be mean or unfair - I know for a fact it is way out of context. Let's look at that together, and find out why that would have happened.....