Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NIV Integrated Study bible

If you want to own one single reference style bible that is good for study in chronological format, then the NIV Integrated Study Bible is the bible you will need.  In contrast to a traditional bible, this bible is rearranged in order based on chronological or historical order.  This is like a hybrid of a history book and bible.  I was disappointed in the lack of study features or graphics in this monotonous text bible. 

As far as everyday study and devotions, this is not a good choice as this bible is not in "order". This bible is a good reference work but thats about it.  It is a specialty  bible and im sure many customers may purchase this bible not realizing that the book order is rearranged.  For this reason i do not use chronological bibles other than for browsing or as an occasional resource.  As  primary bible or for those new to the bible entirely, i believe this bible would cause confusion for the reader.  For history students and educators, this bible is a unique reference that integrates the bible into a timeline that can be matched against world events.
For anyone looking for a good bible that will provide a good historical foundation  and comparative study, this  bible is possible an okay choice. As a blogger for booklook bloggers o received this bible for the purpose of writing this review.

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