Sunday, March 14, 2010

Study God's Word As It Happened!


I've recently began to study the books of my Bible more in depth. In order to do this you have to have a couple of tools handy besides a Bible. It is also helpful to have a Bible Dictionary and a Bible Commentary handy as well. These will be helpful to define words that you may not know their meanings and even to research a particular passage and really break down it's meaning.

More recently I have wanted the opportunity to want to read the Bible in the order it was written in order to see the Bible laid out historically as possible from beginning to the end. It helps therefore when you are reading say a particular Psalm, to read it directly after David, for example endured something and therefore, wrote a Psalm after that event. It helps tie it to what was going on with the writer of that Psalm and can give it greater meaning to the reader.

There are some books of the Bible where the dates are up for debate and difficult to determine where they fall on a time line. The books of Genesis through Joshua, for example don't really have specific dates tied to them, but most believe it may have been written about 7000 to 8000 years ago, and some argue it could by 4000- 5000 years ago.

I was provided with an complimentary copy of the Chronological Guide to the Bible, Explore God's Word In Historical Order by Thomas Nelson Publishers to review. This came at a great time for me as I was beginning to really want to see the Bible laid out in a historical time line and really see these events as they happened.

This book can be used with any translation which is great because it works with any Bible I have now. The colorful pages guide you step by step through the Nine Epochs of Biblical History. You gain a deeper understanding of the biblical story by learning its historical setting and really see the people, places and events come alive.

It includes chronological reading guides, book introductions and outlines for all 66 books of the Bible with full color pages throughout! Since I am a huge lover of history, this really ties my Bible reading together in one study. I would highly encourage you to purchase a copy of this if you have ever wanted to see the Bible come alive the way it happened in history. It really makes it worth while!

If you are interested in learning more about this and where to purchase your own copy, please click here.

http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1418541753&title=The_Chronological_Guide_to_the_Bible

12 comments:

Mari said...

Bob gave me a Chronological study Bible last year which I've really enjoyed. It's interesting to know what was going on when!
PS - how are you feeling? Is surgery scheduled yet?

Andrea said...

It is always great to add tools to our libraries for daily learning.

Hope you are feeling better.
Hugs and prayers,
andrea

Just Breathe said...

You read more than anyone I know. I know that you have been resting so I guess that is why. I never take the time to read and I should, I adore to be taken away in romance novels.

Mich said...

Looks like a great tool to have. Thanks for sharing!

wendy said...

good to be reminded to read the scriptures.

He & Me + 3 said...

There is a man at our church that would love this book. He studies all the dates in the Bible in depth. i will have to email him this.

bluecottonmemory said...

I would like that.I would enjoy the historical context. What a great book to review!

bluecottonmemory said...

I would like that.I would enjoy the historical context. What a great book to review!

Jane In The Jungle said...

OK is it something you can use with teens or is it written too adult? I've been looking for something like this for my youth group.

SusanD said...

This sounds like an excellent resource. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

I wish I liked to read. Hopefully one day. Thanks always Kat for your continued comments of encouragement on my blog. I really look forward to your comments. Blessings.

Denise said...

Great review.