I’ve been needing a new Bible. Mine is worn out and the cover is starting to crack and fall off. I guess it is over 20 years old, so it’s not too surprising. When I decided that my Mommy Time Facebook Party topic* would be Meaningful Christmas Gifts, I knew that a Bible would be a GREAT thing to include in the giveaways. I contacted Tyndale to see if they’d like to be a sponsor of the event and they graciously agreed.
I was excited when I found out which Bible they would be sending to me and one of my precious readers. I’ve been wanting to delve a little deeper into God’s word and this is the perfect tool to help me do just that!
The Chronological Life Application Study Bible
When I first opened up my new study Bible, I was impressed with how thorough it was. There were timelines, maps, explanations of the timelines and maps, and many more awesome features. I will share about some of the more important features below:
Even though this Bible is written in chronological order, it’s not hard to find the verse you’re looking for. If you want a certain verse, there’s a Canonical Table of Contents at the beginning, so that you can find which page # that verse is on. Reading it in order of how it happened can really help to solidify the stories and meanings in your mind. If you’re confused about where you’re at, there’s colorful headers that point out which time period you’re reading in.
Full Color Illustrations
There are many maps, timelines, photographs, drawings, etc. that are used as reference points along the way. In addition, there’s a running timeline, where every so often, it tells what year BC or AD the passage was written.
Any time there’s someone new you’re reading about and there’s enough information in the Bible to tell a little about who they are, there will be a little box that shares that information. You can see an example about Eve below:
Life Application Notes
If you’re wondering how a certain verse applies to your life today, consider reading through the notes pertaining to the specific verses that you’re reading through. They can be very eye opening!
Christian Worker’s Resource
I love the Christian Worker’s Resource section at the back. It walks you through how to lead someone to Christ, following up with new believers, preparing to be a speaker or leader of a Bible study, plus how to take the next steps of application.
In addition, you’ve got the following sections:
- The Bible, Book by book. This section gives you an overview of each book of the Bible.
- Master Index
This Bible will be helping us in our study of God’s Word in our every day life as well as in our school days. I think that it will help the kids and I as we pull together the story in a more understandable way.
Would you like a chance to win your own Bible? We’re giving one away! Attendees of the Facebook Party will be sent here to enter in the giveaway.
If you will go to this link and RSVP to say if you’re coming to the Facebook Party which is on Tuesday, December 4th at 9:00 p.m. Central, you will be entered to win a Christmas package of gifts!