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The Narrated Bible presents Scripture (NIV) in chronological order to provide a fascinating tapestry of God's creation, judgments, love, provision, and mercy. An insightful descriptive narrative ties events together and draws you irresistibly into the center of action and a new understanding of the glory and power of God's sovereignty.
- Single-column format
- 10 Text & Notes 11 point text
- Translation and textual notes
- Deeper insights for your own spiritual journey as the prophets and their teachings come to life in their historical, geographical, and cultural contexts.
- Greater understanding of God's wisdom and encouragement through the unique arrangements of the book of Proverbs (by topic) and the book of Psalms (by sentiment).
- A deeper awareness of the life of Christ and His teachings through the harmonized Gospels.
- Chronology of Significant Events
- Daily Bible Reading Schedule
- Topical Contents for the Book of Proverbs
- Cross Reference Index
- 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Number of Pages: 1728
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.5 X 7.0 X 1.75 (inches)
References: Cross References
|Text Layout: Single Column|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 9 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
The Narrated Bible, unique in concept and design, combines chronological accuracy, typographic innovation, and an easytoread format featuring the widely acclaimed NIV text. A beloved favoritenow with a new cover. The Narrated Bible is the only chronological presentation of God’s Word with devotional commentary to guide the reader, including
- the laws of Moses presented together in one unified legal code arranged by subject
- the wisdom literatureincluding Proverbspresented topically
- the four Gospels gathered together in one harmonious account
- Paul’s epistles integrated and presented within the historical record of Acts
Bible readers, ministers, students, and teachers will be delighted with this remarkable Bible.
F. LaGard Smith is the author of more than 25 books. He is the arranger and narrator of The Daily Bible and its companion volume, The Daily Bible Devotional. Smith does much of his writing in the quiet Cotswold countryside of England. In the States, Smith has spent a lifetime teaching both law and religion at Christian universities.
Annie5 Stars Out Of 5My favorite Chronological BibleApril 17, 2015AnnieQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I have several chronological Bibles and this one has become my favorite. The introductory summaries to each period of time are very well written. They prepare you for what is to come and the text flows naturally from story to story. The narrative commentary inserted throughout the entire Bible is written in the present tense so it makes you feel as if you are right there, a participant in the events. If I were to improve this Bible I would include colored pictures, drawings, timelines, etc. but then maybe they'd be a distraction. As it is, it is a Bible that you read like a story. For someone who has a difficult time following biblical events, this is a great Bible. Having it written in chronological order and having the informative narratives as an aid makes it very understandable and takes away the confusion of jumping from one period of time to another.
KirkCentral ColoradoAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A valuable Bible for study and contextualization.September 30, 2013KirkCentral ColoradoAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I have had the first edition of this Bible since it was published in 1984, and have read it through several times, and referred to it often. I bought the latest issue because I have worn out the original. For its stated purpose it is good. But, from limited perusal, this new issue contains the same flaws, indeed a bit more. For instance, it lacks the maps included before (which were of limited detail any way). It's Daily Bible Reading Schedule has been put on a calendar basis, rather than on a more convenient self-schedule. Since the page numbers throughout the book remain the same, and a modest look-see didn't show any notable changes to physical organization or pagination, I assume nothing has changed editorially. Thus some errors and flaws espied in the earlier release surely remain. And, in places, especially in the Gospels, Chronicles and Kings, et al, where there is great similarity amongst two or more, the actual text surely remains incomplete in many places. Some paragraphing and indentation is wrong. But, having said all this, I still value Smith's efforts -- now nearly 30 years old. I have written many notes in the early version, and will transfer them to the new (but identical) version. And will continue to value it for its intended purposes.
trishaPalmyra,VaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 22, 2013trishaPalmyra,VaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5the NIV Narrated BIble is so easy to read,I have difficulty putting it down.I get so much understanding of the Word, the commentary is a great start to each new section.I am reading the bible through again this year and decided to try this format and it has proven to be the best,I am following the reading schedule in the back of the book,but because i can't just stop reading I am several weeks further along.
esther41Galveston, TXAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5this product is easy readingAugust 3, 2011esther41Galveston, TXAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Bible easy reading, with pre-summaries before scripture.
9008Age: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Love the narrationMay 4, 20119008Age: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This Bible contains narration between sections, that clearly tells what is happening, where it is happening and why. It is set up so that you can read through it in a year, each daily reading is marked by a small symbol in the corner. I love that each section is not dated, you can begin at any time of the year.
The down side of this Bible is that it does not have any maps or study notes like the other NIV Bibles we have.
Q: Re: The lateest NIV Narrated Bible By: F. LaGard Smith Does the latest edition of this book have the individual verses numbered, or are the verses still in paragraphs with no verse distinctions? I've attached an image of how my 1984 edition looks. I'll buy a later edition that inserts the verse numbers before each verse.
All of the NIV Narrated Bibles feature the same paragraph style verse referencing. They don't identify the individual verses.