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Fantastic easily readable reference Bible
on 18 October 2013
Firstly I find the NLT transation suits me as it is comprehensive and in today's language. There are reference notes relating to each chapter,where explanations of context and interpretation are provided. This Bible also suggests how the content can be applied in people's lives today. Each Book has a lengthy introductory explanation as to who wrote it, when and to whom it was written, it's historical and biblical context etc. There are also summaries about the main characters who feature in the Bible.
There is a another section that takes you through the Gospels in, as much as possible, chronological order, with references to the different versions of the same event. It is ideal for daily reading, but also as a source of information for more in depth study.
The book is reasonably hefty so I additionally purchased the kindle version. Once you work out how to flip between text and reference notes, it works very well and is, of course , much more portable. There are a few blips on some of the charts that don't precisely fit the page, but this is not an issue with me.I would recommend it to new Christians who want to learn more, but also as a reference for those more mature in their faith.