Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Chronological Guide to the Bible is one of those titles that speaks for itself! The guide walks the reader through the 9 Epochs of History, placing the Scriptures in chronological order, rather than canonical. It contains an easy-to-follow checklist from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, so the reader can walk through the Bible at their own pace.
As a former Seminary Student, I have a plethora of study Bibles, all shapes and sizes, and the thing I like most about this is that it works with any translation. My best Study Bibles have most of the same content, however, I would love to use this book as part of a Bible Study, where everyone could use the same book, regardless of their personal translation preference. I also liked that the Contributors include a variety of denominations.
I loved the timelines and maps found in the various sections. It's a very visually-appealing book, B10 (the 10 year old son) wanted to thumb through it and read it. He's asked if we can use the book as part of his homeschooling curriculum. I'm always excited when my kids want to read more!
Overall, I would say that if you have an excellent Study Bible, you could likely print out a "chronological Scripture list" and skip this. But, if you are working with a group, or want a Bible Study material, this is a good book to keep everyone on the same page.
~Lone Butterfly )i(
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