I received a copy of the NIV Once-A-Day Bible ebook for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.
You may have seen a couple of Bible reviews on this blog in the past year, and most of them are actual physical Bibles. Just so I can try out something new, I decided check out a Bible in ebook form. Thing is, this one isn’t like the usual Bible app some of us have on our smartphones.
The NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition organizes the New International Version Bible — the world’s most popular modern-English Bible — into 365 daily readings placed in chronological order. This softcover edition includes a daily Scripture reading followed by a short devotional thought written by the staff at the trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible.
At first, I didn’t realize what they meant when they said that the NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition is in chronological order. I even thought, “aren’t all Bibles in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation”? But when I downloaded it onto my Kindle, I realized that by “chronological”, they actually mean the timeline of events that happened in the Bible.
This means that some books or chapters went before others. For example, the book of Acts is split into several chunks, with some of Paul’s letters to the churches found in between. Honestly, I found this format interesting. It allowed me to understand what Paul was saying to a church in light of his experiences as mentioned in the Acts chapters preceding it.
You’ll also find short devotions after each cluster of chapters that can help you as you meditate on the Word you just read. And if you follow the daily reading plan of this book, then you’ll have read the whole Bible after 365 days!
Overall, I’d say this is a good Bible format. It’s especially helpful for some who, like me, appreciates a clearer timeline for the events in the Bible.
BUY IT! The NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition is available at Zondervan.com and Amazon.com.
wow what an amazing book to read. i loved the review and now this book is a must read on my wish list.
That is an awesome and refreshing view of the bible. I’m going to go check it out!
This would make a great gift for Christmas, I love that It contains short devotions after each cluster of chapters, very helpful.
I am considering buying this bible for my sister and my sister in law. They will both enjoy reading it.
Sounds like a great gift for several people on my list!
I do a daily chronological bible study too, not this one, but I have to agree with you about it being a better way to understand some of the events in the bible by reading them in the order of how they happened. I am only half way through it, but it is really interesting to see how many different chapters interact with one another, when set up like this..
What a great way to read ans learn the Bible by dates.
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Thanks for the Terrific Review of the Ebook NIV Bible! I do not have a Kindle, however, I would love to own one! I think this sounds wonderful. You get to read some of the Bible every day and after a year, you have read the entire book! I really love this way of reading! Thanks again for this terrific review and all the information on how this Bible works on Kindle for your Once a day reading. I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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This sounds like a great idea and something I would enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing
This sounds very interesting and a Once a day scripture of the Bible in Chronological order sounds great for me to do!
Wow, this would be a terrific present for my brother who is a youth minister with his church!
At first, I had a hard time understanding the Bible, because you have different writers talking about their experiences & what they learned of Jesus’ teachings throughout the Bible like willy-nilly. Understanding the time frames in the order that they happened (miracles & all) would help me understand better. Great concept!!
Cool I had never heard of this kind of bilbe.
One of my new year’s resolutions is to read more devotional material. This sounds perfect for me. One a day and in chronological order. Perfect!
They have a app for everything nowadays haha! At least this is one worth having
It would be interesting to read the bible in chronological order. I would purchase the NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition. Thank you for sharing this review.
i need to read this book!
What a nice Bible to have for everyday. We all need to know about the Bible
this is really a neat idea. i like the idea of reading the bible in this order. i think it would be better to read it the way it was given to us first, however, then expand our knowledge of the Word through another reading in this order. ebooks are so handy, too!
This is a great book. I love having once a day readings and I love the NIV edition. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am sure others would enjoy this
This sounds like a great book and thank you for your review, sounds like a great gift for my in-laws.
Love the once a day bible!! I never have time to sit for long so once a day small section would be just perfect!!
That would be a perfect read! What a great book! Thanks for sharing!
I enjoy my Bible reading , although I have been known to get confused because stories to tangle up with one another, Great Bible here.