The Bookshelf: Christ Chronological

 

I’ve always wanted to read the gospels in chronological order. There are reading plans available all over the Internet and in apps that guide you in doing just that, but these never clicked for me.

Christ Chronological changes that.

Where the reading guides and apps have the reader scrolling from screen to screen or flipping through the pages of the Bible, this volume puts the passages in chronological order for you. Where only one gospel records the scene from the life of Christ, the passage stretches across the page. Where two or more depict the scene, the passages are presented in side-by-side columns.

Throughout the beautifully-designed book, there are headings to delineate between scenes as well as brief commentaries that explore the differences in the accounts and the motivation of the author in their choice of which details to include and which ones to omit from their gospel. The passages are also color coded to allow the reader to know instantly which gospel they are reading.

Another added bonus is the blank, lined pages are included at the back to allow you to write in your own notes.

Christ Chronological is an excellent resource for group study or individual reading. It would be fascinating to use it in a small group or Sunday school setting to further and more deeply explore the life of Christ.

Personally, I am planning to break the book down into daily readings for Lent which should put the pages on the last week of the life of Christ into the final week before Easter. What better way to prepare to celebrate the Resurrection!

Disclaimer: Thank you to B&H Publishing for providing me with a copy of Christ Chronological in exchange for my unbiased review.

 

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