Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Review: Tyndale Chronological Life Application Study Bible

It is my pleasure to offer a review of the Tyndale Chronological Life Application Study Bible in the New Living Translation.  Wow!  This is an incredibly comprehensive Bible packed with scriptural references.  It earns 5 stars!

I'm a big fan of chronological Bibles, because they give such good context for reading. But this edition goes a step further, including a timeline at the top of every page and a cool historical timeline at the beginning of the Bible.  It gives classical history references such as Stonehenge, Iliad and the first Olympics alongside the historical events in the Bible - way cool!  There is also a chronological survey of the Bible that gives a textual summary of the whole Bible.  They have also included a canonical table of contents, so you can find scriptures in the Bible.

I've been using a Life Application Study Bible (not the chronological one) for 15 years, and I've always liked the included study tools.  The Bible text is at the top of the page, and study notes related to the scriptures are at the bottom of the page.  The notes include thoughts about the who, what, when, where, and whys related to the text.  These are great tools for actually applying the Bible to daily life.

But this version includes so many updated tools.  I love all the study tools - maps, charts, diagrams, personality overviews, pictures, notes...  It also includes a Christian workers resource that has tools for learning and sharing about your faith and practices to grow in your faith.  There is a huge index, dictionary and concordance in the back.

The Bible is currently offered in NLT and NKJV, so you have two choices on translations.

If you want to really study the Bible, you will love this comprehensive resource!  I would recommend it for male and female readers age 15+.

I received this Bible as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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