you want to make Bible reading a refreshing personal
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Bible on a consistent basis, The Daily Bible is your
what Pastors and Biblical professors are saying about
The Daily Bible:
Daily Bible will provide new strength and courage for
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Word of God." - Lloyd John Olgilvie, Senior Pastor,
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Daily Bible is fascinating... and filled with valuable
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skillful and imaginative presentation of the Bible...
- F.F. Bruce, Professor, University of Manchester
The Daily Bible is the ultimate daily reading Bible, bringing
together for the first time:
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION... the most accurate, phrase
for phrase Bible translation in existence. Used by over
45 million people.
CHRONOLOGICAL/HISTORICAL ARRANGEMENT OF EVERY BOOK OF
THE BIBLE... now you can easily understand God's wonderful
redemptive plan as you read from creation to Revelation
in the order the events actually occurred.
COMMENTARY... leads you smoothly through Scripture, painting
the scene for what is about to be read with historical
and spiritual insights.
CONVENIENT DAILY READING SEGMENTS... arranged so that
you can read the entire Bible in just one year.
"As You Begin... The Daily Bible is conveniently
presented for your daily reading so that you may read
through the entire Bible in one year. But this is not
just another yearly Bible. In fact, it is unlike any
other Bible you have ever read. In The Daily Bible, you
will read the Scriptures in chronological order, just
as the events they portray happened in history. Instead
of reading portions of the Old Testament and New Testament
at random, in The Daily Bible you will see the events
unfold before you like an epic novel. Along the way,
you will be led from one passage to another by informative,
interesting narrative which sets the scene for what you
are about to read.
you have never read the Bible from cover to cover, this
is the one Bible that will help you do that. It takes you
by the hand and leads you gently into "the whole counsel
of God." Seeing the big picture, and every separate
part in its proper context, you will sometimes be pleasantly
surprised, always edified, and greatly challenged. Reading
the Bible on a daily basis throughout an entire year will
not be a burdensome commitment but a joyous daily renewal
of your faith. If your Bible study has taken on a certain
sameness over the years, you will discover through The
Daily Bible that God really is speaking to you with wonderful
words of life!
"Unique, Topical Presentations... As you
read, you will find exciting differences between your
traditional Bible and The Daily Bible. For the first
time, you will have all of the Laws of Moses gathered
together in a single, unified presentation by subject
matter. You will gain a new appreciation for the history
of Israel when you see the ceremonial laws, the dietary
and health laws, and the various civil and criminal
laws in one place. You will also enjoy the Psalms even
more than ever now that they are grouped together by
themes: Psalms of the Troubled Soul, Psalms of Joy
and Praise, Psalms of the Messiah. And, unique to The
Daily Bible, you will discover new insights for your
life in the topical arrangement of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
all those who have ever wondered where the writings of
the prophets fit into the history of the people of Israel,
The Daily Bible sorts it out for you. With the dust blown
off the writings of these great men of God, you will find
yourself at the very threshold of God's presence. Their
sermons decrying materialism, injustice, and religious
hypocrisy ring out to a dying nation and draw each of us
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"The Harmonized Gospels... Many attempts
have been made to harmonize the four Gospels or to present
them in parallel columns for easy comparison. But The
Daiy Bible gives you, for the first time, a totally integrated
account of the life of Christ in chronological order.
You will come to know Jesus as perhaps never before -
intimately! And Paul's various epistles bristle with
new meaning when you read them in the context of the
Book of Acts, into which they are placed. No other Bible
so completely organizes the Scriptures in a way that
brings them so easily to life for you.
Daily Bible has been divided into 365 easily readable sections.
Based on logical content, the readings will vary somewhat
in length. On the average, however, each daily reading
section is less than five pages and takes about 10 to 15
minutes to read.
"Descriptive Narration - Guides You Smoothly
Through the Scriptures... The Daily Bible is neither
a retranslation nor a paraphrase. The central text is
composed entirely of Scripture, using the widely-acclaimed
New International Version. Thoughtful and reflective
narrative commentary has been set apart by a screened
background, but is written to integrate with the Scriptures
in such a way as to be part of an unfolding story. For
the most part, the narrative is written in the present
tense in order to heighten your own sense of involvement
in the lives of those who have sought to know God.
this presentation of Scripture, chapter and verse designations
are placed in the margin for easy reference. Boldface references
indicate passages which are actually shown in the text.
Lightface references indicate parallel passages which are
duplications of the text presented. Where repetitive text
is mixed together, every scriptural thought is preserved
in at least one of the passages actually shown. In addition,
by the use of elevated book abbreviations, the text itself
will indicate which book is being presented at the time.
Where verses are rearranged in chronological order, the
punctuation and format of the New Internationl Version
has been left unaltered.
Daily Bible will become your second Bible and constant
reading companion for years to come. Giving you a greater
appreciation of context and a love for reading God's revelation,
it will make Bible reading a refreshing personal experience.
To that end, may God richly bless your life and your reading
of His Word." - F. LaGard Smith
of the text of this document was taken from: The Daily
Bible by F. LaGard Smith
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Used by permission.