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The One Year Chronological Bible NLT (One Year Bible: Nlt) Hardcover – Unabridged, September 1, 2007
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The One Year Chronological Bible is ideal for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at the Bible by reading it in the order the events actually happened. You can read the entire Bible in as little as 15 minutes a day with this One Year Bible, the best selling daily reading Bible brand.
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Spiritual leaders of all generations have agreed upon the importance of daily Bible reading as a vital means of growth and maturity. Many Bible readers have wished for a method that would help them with the discipline of a regular, systematic study of God's inspired Word. "The One Year Chronological Bible" not only meets this need but also gives you a perspective you cannot get from a Bible laid out in canonical order.
What is the canonical order?
The canonical order is the order in which the books of the Bible are normally arranged. This order groups books of similar content together. The books of the Bible are arranged canonically in the following order: Law (Genesis-Deuteronomy), History (Joshua-Esther), Wisdom Literature (Job-Song of Songs), Prophets (Isaiah-Malachi), Gospels (Matthew-John), early church history (Acts), Pauline Epistles (Romans-Philemon), General Epistles (Hebrews-Jude), and Apocalyptic Literature (Revelation). The canonical order was developed by Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin in the late fourth century ad.
Although Jerome's order is logical, it does not clearly represent the order in which the events of the Bible unfolded. For instance, why are the books that record the Israelites' return from captivity (Ezra and Nehemiah) arranged before the prophetic books that predict their exile (Jeremiah and Ezekiel)? Or how do the four accounts of Christ's life fit together? To give you a more historical perspective, the Scriptures in "The One Year Chronological Bible" have been arranged in chronological order.
What is chronological order?
Chronological order is the order in which the events occurred in time. In "The One Year Chronological Bible, " all Scripture is arranged according to the time sequence of the events. The return of the Israelites from captivity, therefore, comes after the earlier prophets and Daniel, rather than before them. In addition, all four accounts of Christ's life are woven together, giving a clear picture of Christ's time on earth from birth to his ascension into heaven.
Furthermore, "The One Year Chronological Bible" divides the entire "New Living Translation" into 365 daily readings. This easy-to-use reading plan helps you get through the entire Bible in one year.
Other "One Year Bible" products are available in canonical order, in which a portion of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs make up each daily reading. These "One Year Bible" products come in the New Living Translation, King James Version, and New International Version.
From the Back Cover
Now you can gain a better understanding of the order of biblical events and the historical context in which they unfolded.The One Year Chronological Audio Bible arranges the Bible text in the order the events actually happened. Prophetic books are interwoven with the historical accounts they accompanied. Psalms follow the events about which they were written. Proverbs are placed in the time frame in which they were compiled. The life of Christ is woven into one moving story. And Pauls letters to the young churches in the first century are integrated into the book of Acts.
- Includes 365 daily readings to help you listen through the Bible chronologically in one year.
- Features the clear and accurate New Living Translation, read word for word.
- Portable and perfect for commuters, exercise enthusiasts, business travelers, busy people, and those who are visually impaired.
The NLT One Year Chronological Bible was produced by Todd Busteed and Gap Digital, the team responsible for the original NLT audio Bible recordings.
MP3 CDs are compatible with most portable MP3 devices, or they can be listened to using a computer or MP3-compatible compact disc player.
- Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; 2nd Edition (September 1, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 1728 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1414314078
- ISBN-13 : 978-1414314075
- Item Weight : 2.32 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 1.75 x 8.69 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #358,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2018
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You see I've always looked down my nose at The Living Bible as a "kids" translation. That's probably because when I was growing up in the Nazarene Church adults used either the King James Bible (KJV) or the Holy Bible: New American Standard Bible - NASB 1977 (Includes Translators' Notes) and children and teenagers used The Living Bible (Living Bible: Full Size) . So when I was a teenage my parents gave me a copy of The Way: The Living Bible (Illustrated) which was The Living Bible with cool, hip, groovy, far out graphics (to go along with our bell bottoms and tie died T-shirts no doubt). Candidly, I never read it much - except in church meetings.
Later then I became genuinely born again (as opposed to a lukewarm member of a mainstream Christian church) the first thing that I asked my folks for was a "real" Bible - which meant the New American Standard Bible. I devoured it. After that, I was given a “Walk Thru the Bible” edition of the KJV Bible and I devoured it even more than I did the NASB. And then it was onto just about anything and everything else after (including a The New Jerusalem Bible: The Complete Text of the Ancient Canon of the Scriptures with Up-to-Date Introductions and Notes which I really loved). Left in the dust was The Living Bible.
I like to use thought for thought translations for my devotions and word for word translations for my scholarly work – and I love these One Year Chronological Bibles, I own and have been through several. So I after I bought a hardcover Living Bible for a Mormon Missionary that I was reaching out to I thought that I should probably reacquaint myself with it too.
And I was pleasantly surprised.
Despite its well known deficiencies (some TLB translation decisions are a bit too loose and skew more toward commentary rather than pure translation) I fell in love with the clarity and approachability of the TLB text. I intend to start using it a lot more.
And, as usual, this One Year Bible Chronological edition was wonderful. It kept me on track throughout the year (I finished it in about 13-months) and reading the text chronologically helped me gain a deeper understanding of some of the passages – the Old Testament prophets in particular.
I’m moving onto to the NKJV, The Orthodox Study Bible, eBook: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World as my next devotional Bible (new English translation from the Septuagint for the Old Testament, New King James Version (NKJV) for the New Testament) but at some point I fully expect to be returning to the One Year Chronological Bible The Living Bible edition again.
Corresponding events in Kings and Chronicles could at times get redundant reading them back-to-back but overall it helped to bring out all the details of each recorded event.
The NLT is a very well done translation, easy to grasp what is being said in modern english while being an accurate translation.
I took two years to read it because I wanted to read a smaller portion each morning so I could consider it throughout the day. But, the amount read each day does not matter like being consistent does.
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2018
Without some sort of index it would be extremely inconvenient using just trial and error to find a random date.
I also recommend purchasing both the printed and the audio versions - just my opinion, I love to sit down and have both because it enhances my focus and facilitates fluency that I lack on my own.
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Well we are already in March and I have kept at reading the bible through in a year. The language is easy to read and understand, it has been broken up into daily readings from one book, not one old testament, one psalm, and one from the new testament. It is simply book by book, however occasionally it will give a little section to read from another book as it was written at the same time. I have already finished books like Job and Leviticus. I did not even know when I finished Levitcus, I found myself in Numbers as it seemed like one continuous story.
The best thing about the bible is I am discovering things in the scriptures I never knew existed until now. I would say the reason is I have always read the books I enjoy, like Genesis,Pslams, Proverbs, the new testament etc.
This Bible comes highly recommended. At the end of the year I will buy the "The One year Bible NLT as I know it will be just as easy to follow. If there were more stars I would have given it.