If you, like me, have tried to read the books of the Bible in a chronological order, you have probably had to flick about and research a lot! The power of reading the chapters in time sequence goes without question. It gives context to the happenings and integrates what happens, psalms have more meaning, how Jonah fits into the bigger historical story and so on.
In addition to this unbelievably helpful part of A chronological tour through the Bible, Ron Rhodes highlights five aspects each day coinciding with the interlinking verses. He shares the key concept, the big picture, a transformational truth, a verse for meditation and a question to ponder. The Bible readings plus this takes on average 5 minutes so it’s perfect for a once-a-day check in which will get you through the entire Bible in 365.
Given it’s length (it’s a year’s journey to do it properly), I read sections of it and intend to read it fully as the year continues. The overarching descriptions about each era are insightful and the timelines are particularly helpful. In the postscript, each book of the Bible is summarised in a sentence.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 25% I’ve completed and highly recommend it as a way to read the Bible start to finish as well as a resource book. It’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale.
From the back cover:
Travel Straight Through the Events of Scripture
Imagine how your understanding of the Bible could grow if you knew how every part and player fit together on the stage of time!
Bible scholar Ron Rhodes, author of the popular book The End Times in Chronological Order, now presents a spectacular bird’s-eye view of God’s larger work—past, present, and future. You’ll see…
who was used by God to display His glory and spread His message
what key happenings shine a light on God’s will throughout the ages
when the true stories of Scripture took place—in order
where these events unfolded, and the direction humanity is headed
why it’s important to study these details found in God’s Word
Are you ready to take the tour? Experience the wonder of knowing your Bible better—and let this inspire you to draw closer to God than ever before.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Harvest House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.