Monday, December 9, 2013

Chronological Life Application Study Bible~KJV, Tyndale ©2013

“A refreshing way to experience God’s story; a trusted way to apply it to your life.”

My Review:

The quality of the Life Application notes is clear. I like the layout of this Bible. I like Biblical history so I was interested in having a chronological study of the Bible.
   The ten historical eras outlined, along with the books of the Bible you will find in each, are Beginnings undated-2100 BC, God's Chosen Family 2100-1800 BC, Birth of Israel 1800-1406 BC, Possessing the Land 1406-1050 BC, United Monarchy 1050-930 BC, Splintered Nation 930-586 BC, Exile 586-538 BC, Return & Diaspora 538-6 BC, Jesus Christ 6 BC-AD 30, The Church Ad 30-present.
   At the top of each page is highlighted of the section you are reading. In the front of the Bible is an overview of what is covered within each time period of the ten sections. The timeline in the front shows world events and biblical events happening during these eras. Scriptures are in paragraph form and numbered, with headings in color coding of the era. The table of contents in front gives you easy access to find the Scriptures you are looking for with the page they are on.

Example: Psalm 139. Theme: God is all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful, and everywhere present. God knows us, God is with us, and his greatest gift is to allow us to know him. Author: David. Beneath are footnotes. Ps. 139:1-5 Sometimes we don't let people get ot know us completely because we are afraid they will discover something about us that they won't like. But God already knows everything about us, even to the number of hairs on our heads (Matt 10;30), and still he accepts and loves us. God is with us through every situation, in every trial—protecting, loving, guiding. He knows and loves us completely.

There are features in this Bible that help explain God’s story in a new or unique way.
I find I will use this Bible as a devotional too. For instance, God's Chosen Family 2100-1800 BC. A. The Story of Abraham 1. God Promises a Nation to Abram. Gives an overview of Abraham:
Abraham. We all know that there are consequences to our actions. What we do can set into motion a series of events that may continue long after we're gone. Unfortunately, when we are making a decision, most of us think only of the immediate consequences. These are often misleading because they are short-lived.
   Abraham had a choice to make. His decision was between setting out with his family and belongings for parts unknown or staying right where he was. He had to decide between the security of what he already had and the uncertainty of traveling under God's direction. All he had to go on was God's promise to guide and bless him. Abraham could hardly have been expected to visualize how much of the future was resting on his decision of whether to go or stay, but his obedience affected the history of the world. His decision to follow God set into motion the development of the nation that God would eventually use as his own when he visited earth himself. When Jesus Christ came to earth, God's promise was fulfilled; through Abraham the entire world was blessed.
   You probably don't know the long-term effects of most decisions you make. But shouldn't the fact that there will be long-term results cause you to think carefully and seek God's guidance as you make choices and take action today?
Lists Abraham's strengths and accomplishments, weakness and mistake, lessons from his life, vital statistics, key verse, and where he is mentioned in the Bible.

There are helps to apply Scripture to your life.
Taking the Step to Application: For the Bible to really make a difference in our lives, we need to 1) receive the message personally, 2) reflect on our lives and identify what needs to change as a result of God's Word, and 3) lay out a plan to make that change.
   There is a Christian Worker's Resource section, a Book-by-Book overview and outline with theme, explanation, and importance; a Master Index, a dictionary/concordance, and full color maps.

From Publisher:

The Bible is the story of God’s interaction with his creation. It is a story that occurs over time, in many places, and through many events. It’s often easy to lose sight of the way in which God’s story fits together when our primary way of looking at the Bible is a bit here and a bit there.
   The four-color Chronological Life Application Study Bible combines the proven resources of the Life Application Study Bible with a chronological format and several brand-new resources. The Bible is arranged in 10 chronological sections, which helps the reader to see how the various pieces of the Bible fit together. Section intros and timelines set the stage for the passages in each section. Archaeological notes and photographs help to bring God’s story to life in a whole new way. And of course, the Life Application resources answer the all-important question—“so what?”
   Now available in the King James Version. (Also available in the New Living Translation.) Join us on our two-year chronological walk where you will be encouraged to read, reflect and respond to the timeless truth of the Bible. - See more at:

Chronological Life Application Study Bible KJV
Tyndale House Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4143-8058-2
Release Date: October 2013
Page Count: 2080
Trim Size: 6 1/2 X 9 3/16

***Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a copy of the Chronological Life Application Study Bible ~ King James Version to review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

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