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By Ning on 04-09-17
Index does not reference bible
No where in this audible tells you which book and chapter of the Bible is being read. Therefore, it is difficult to figure out which chapter in the Bible is being read.
Being a chronological bible, it's possible that chapters from various books in the Bible may have the same story.
50 of 54 people found this review helpful
By WatermarkedOne on 11-14-17
Wonderful Way to Read the Bible in a Year
The NLT is a faithful translation that reads very easily, so is a great translation to listen to in chronological order. It was fascinating to have the psalms placed within the stories when they were written, the epistles within the stories of Acts, etc.
There is something powerful about listening to the entire story of the Bible from beginning to end in modern English. For example, after slogging through hours and hours of depressing stories of Israel turning away from God in the Old Testament, the story of Jesus' incarnation truly felt like light bursting into darkness. You can really feel how it was a rescue mission to a world that didn't deserve it, and the power of God's love and commitment to His creation hit me more powerfully than if I had started in at the Gospel accounts.
I prefer other translations and formats for in-depth Bible study, but having a slightly different translation than what I've always read jarred my attention just enough to keep me from skimming over familiar verses. The struggle with listening is that it's easy to get distracted, so I still think actual study is important. But listening is a great way to add the Bible into the moments of my day when I can't hold a book. Having the Word poured into my mind while I'm getting ready in the morning or driving or chopping vegetables for dinner is a great way to keep me focused on truth, even if I don't catch every word.
With an audio format, reading the Bible through every year is very doable, even for very busy lives. We all have moments when our hands are occupied but our minds aren't--what better way to fill those moments than with the Word of God? Now that I've finished, I plan to start all over again.
27 of 29 people found this review helpful
By Scott - TX on 07-04-17
Not a true One Year Bible
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
This audio version does not break the Bible out by day of year which is the purpose I bought it in the first place. It also doesn't tell you what book you are reading from, everything is listed as Chapter #. I would return it if I could.
Any additional comments?
Save your money and buy the hard copy
12 of 14 people found this review helpful
By Gail C on 04-04-18
I’m not sure what the performance rating includes but I found the narrator sucking in air so distracting that I’m not sure I can continue listening. I was hoping that I would get used to it but after several attempts at listening the the “sucking” noise drives me nuts. I think it might have something to do with the recording equipment of microphone as well.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Anonymous User on 11-16-17
great way to listen to God's word
listening to the Bible in chronological order is very refreshing. I think it actually aids in remembering many of the events, particularly in the Old Testament. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth listening to!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful