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Holman Bible Publishers Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback

Stories are basic to life. Everybody loves a good story. We have been reading, listening to, or watching stories all of our lives, so we intuitively know a lot about how they work. Yet, more and more, Christians are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how the grand narrative of God's Word fits together. Indeed, God gave us the stories of the Bible to reveal great truth about Himself and about our lives, and He wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what He is doing in the world. By focusing on the narrative framework of Scripture we can better understand what the Bible teaches and live out its instruction more effectively.

Reading God's Story features two-color interior page layout and is organized into 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week). It presents Scripture in three main acts:
  1. God’s Plan for All People
  2. God’s Covenant People
  3. God’s New Covenant People
It provides an introduction for each act so you can grasp its importance in the grand story. Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific (e.g. “January 1”), so you can begin using this edition at any point in the calendar year.

Features
  • Complete text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) arranged chronologically.
  • Full-color  maps
  • Lined pages for personal notes
  • Introductions to each "Acts"
  • Weekly summaries & meditation for the prior week
  • Sections not dated—begin whenever you want
  • Access to a free App & daily audio podcasts to keep you connected
  • 8.50" x 5.50" X 1.50"
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Customer Reviews for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
Review 1 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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Great content and layout; technology could improve

Date:August 9, 2013
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Carol
Location:Indiana
Age:45-54
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I have appreciated reading this chronological Bible. As a long time Bible reader, I have wanted one like this for quite a while, just to help my understanding of the timelines. I have liked the IPAD version because I can take it with me and adjust the font. The only thing I don't like, is that I cannot mark where I am. It says, "Check here when you complete the days reading" but nothing checks. Thankfully, when I open it, it opens to the correct place. However, I would like to be able to actually know where I am. I also really like that it is laid out by day and week, not by month. So I could start it as soon as I got it and not wait until January.
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Review 2 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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Chronological Bible

Date:April 22, 2013
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dixiedoodler
Location:West Memphis, AR
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This is a great way to read the Bible daily. The events are in the order that they happened. Different books of the Bible are mingles to put the events in order. You can not take it to church to use because of this. It is a great tool. It explodes your Bible and you understand it so much more.
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Review 3 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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This product is great!

Date:January 23, 2013
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Angie
Location:Peoria,IL
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I have always wanted to read the Bible thru in a year,but usually lost interest. The chronological Bible is very interesting to read. It puts related scripture together so you don't get bored. It gives you daily readings in a simple terms.
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Review 4 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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I love chronological Bibles

Date:March 23, 2012
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Johnny
Location:Ringgold, GA
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While I am not in agreement with Alexandrian Text Scriptures, I am doing a study of Chronological Bibles, including putting together my own arrangement. I find the chronological arrangement in this volume to be very close to my own. I will find much study to do in the arrangement of the Psalms in this volumn as it is very interesting. There are not many chronological Bibles on the market, but I believe this one to be the best. Thank you for making this available!
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Review 5 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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Excellent Bible

Date:February 16, 2012
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Shelly
Age:55-65
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I was very pleased with this Bible and love the way it is layed out.
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Review 6 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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Getting my Brother back on track

Date:February 4, 2012
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Char Char
Location:Iota, Louisiana
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My brother recently came back to the Lord and is hungry for God's word. He works away from home, so I purchased this Bible for him and he has been sharing his faith with his co-workers. I think it is a great Bible, so I bought one for me also.
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Review 7 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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eBibles need better indexing

Date:January 21, 2012
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Electronic formatted Bibles are not functional for real-time scripture referencing. The Chronological Bible should make the Table of Contents searchable at the Week and/or Day level for quick referencing. Currently there's no way to go to a scripture reference, unless you know the Act# and Scene#. Also, if you want to go to a specific Week or Day, you must page through a nearby reference week or day (which many times your guessing) and page through until you find your passage. In short, the tool is limited without outside reference aids.
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Review 8 for Reading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible, Paperback
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The story is well organized

Date:January 17, 2012
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SusanMV
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Introductions and weekly summaries help to keep the story flowing and the context clear
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