- Hardcover: 1416 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Compact edition (September 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414302533
- ISBN-13: 978-1414302539
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 745 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The One Year Bible"
Millions of people have discovered how to read through God's entire Word using "The One Year Bible." You can too! This best-selling daily reading Bible divides the text into 365 sections, so you can read through the entire Bible in one unforgettable year-in as little as 15 minutes a day!
Convenience: No other "through the Bible" plan presents the entire Bible in such a user-friendly format.
New Living Translation: The living language and precise scholarship of the New Living Translation will help you gain life-changing insights during your daily readings.
Unique Design: Each 15-minute daily reading includes a portion from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. The simple, attractive layout makes it easy to use.
Highlighted Scriptures: Each day's reading contains a highlighted passage to help focus on a key verse every day.
Variety of Applications: "The One Year Bible" is ideal for personal devotions and instructional reading. It is also perfect for family Bible reading with children of all ages.
Begin your unforgettable journey today!
Take the first step by reading "The One Year Bible" from cover to cover and see how God's Word comes alive in your life. You'll never be the same.
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I have spent much of my life wondering whether any of Christianity's teachings were true or just wishful thinking, and perhaps also a good sales job perpetuated by ancient people with an agenda. But it's quite easy to have an uneducated opinion about something you vaguely know about but haven't actually read! So, I decided to actually start putting forth an effort to read the actual Bible, the whole thing, from beginning to end. I hoped that this exercise would put the issue to rest in my life and I would be able to decide once and for all what I thought about Christianity.
I ordered this Bible because the concept intrigued me - read the whole Bible in one year! A good friend of mine told me about the NLT translation and how great it was, so I ordered that version. I also ordered a "regular" NLT Study Bible that has a lot more notes and explanations about everything - introductions to the different parts and things like that.
I received this One Year Bible in August, and when I opened it up, I randomly flipped through and saw that there was a scheduled reading for each day. So I turned to the page for that date in August and started reading. I read the entry for that day. Then I skipped a few days, and finally got around to getting caught up on my reading. I had forgotten what that first day's reading was about, so I reviewed it a little, and then read the several days' worth of passages to get caught up to the present day. That's when I realized that the story continued from day to day!
This may sound silly to someone who knows the Bible well, but maybe it will make sense to someone like me who doesn't. I had thought that the people who developed this particular Bible reading method maybe had chopped the Bible up into various "pieces" which took up the right amount of time to read, but I hadn't realized that if you start reading this Bible on January 1 of a given year, you will start everything at the natural beginning. And if you happen to start reading it in August, you will be picking the book up in the very middle and it won't make much sense. It will be like picking up any other book and starting to read it in the middle.
Like others have said in their reviews, each day's scheduled reading includes some passages from the Old Testament, some from the New Testament, and then a few Psalms and Proverbs too. If you look at the January 1st entry, you'll see that the Old Testament reading starts with Genesis 1:1 (the beginning of the Old Testament), and the New Testament reading starts with Matthew 1:1 (the beginning of the New Testament). So if you start on January 1st, you'll start reading the beginning of the Old and the beginning of the New simultaneously, a little each day.
Well, by getting the book in August and starting to read the August entries, I was plopped down in the middle of the book of Job for the Old Testament and Corinthians for the New. So when I started reading, it all seemed very random in nature. I began to wonder if a bunch of random "pieces" of the Bible put together in some unknown sequence would have enough of an overall thread to teach me anything. But when I read several days' worth at one sitting, it dawned on me that yesterday's Job readings continued with today's Job readings and the same with Corinthians. I had an aha moment!
So I turned to the January 1st entry and saw that it began with Genesis as you might expect. Like I said, this may sound silly to someone who knows the Bible well (they might have immediately thought "what am I doing deep in the book of Job on the first day of reading?"), but I didn't know any better so I just kept reading.
So I have a suggestion for people like me who want to read the Bible for the first time ever and who don't happen to get it in their eager little hands until well after January 1 of a given year. The day you start reading it, just start at the beginning of the book as though it were January 1. That way, your readings will be in their proper sequence. I suppose the developers of this book could have titled the daily scheduled readings "Day 1" and "Day 2", etc., instead of "January 1" and "January 2" so people could start reading on any day of the year, but since they didn't do that, I think it would be helpful to just pretend they are titled that way and start reading on January 1 regardless of what date you actually start reading it. Another idea is to get this or give it as a Christmas present! That would make starting on January 1 very easy.
I also ordered a regular NLT Study Bible because I figured I should have one of those too. The One Year Bible is not a Study Bible, so there is a minimal amount of footnotes and no study explanations or background information (at least as far as I can see so far). It is strictly a Bible meant for daily reading (no disappointment there - it doesn't claim to be a Study Bible). If someone really wants to read the Bible for the first time, I would suggest they also get a Study Bible version for more in-depth understanding of what they are reading about.
Having said all that, I really like this Bible very much. I would have given it 5 stars but for some reason, the Amazon screen won't let me give more than 4 stars. But really, I have no complaint with it at all. I love the NLT translation. I vaguely remember the King James version from my youth with all the thee's and thou's and this is a HUGE improvement. It makes the Bible actually readable and comprehensible, and at the same time, it is my understanding that there is a ton of scholarly research behind it. So it's easy to read but not at the expense of being an accurate translation. I realize there are all sorts of other readable translations that were made prior to the NLT, but since I'm reading the Bible now for the first time, I decided to use this very recent translation that also had a good reputation for seriousness and accuracy.
And I really like the read-it-in-one-year concept with scheduled daily passages. Just start reading as though today is January 1, and things will make more sense. And if you can, it will be helpful to also refer to a Study Bible to occasionally get more background and explanation. But I really think having this One Year Bible will encourage me to keep up with it, since the passages aren't very long each day, and you think "surely I can read this for 10 or 15 minutes every day". So whoever thought of the concept had a really great idea, it seems to me. Definitely worth the money so far.
1. NLT The One Year Bible is arranged so that you could either finish the whole Bible in 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year span. This gives a flexibility to the reader. To finish the Bible in one year, it only takes 15 mins. a day. Because it has arranged the daily reading portion for you, you do not have to worry about it.
2. Because the NLT is so much easier to read than other versions of the Bible, it is enjoyable and you can soak in the content of the Bible more readily. NOTE: NLT is not the most literal Bible, therefore you might need to supplement with more literal translation of the Bible (NASB, ESV, or KJV). This has been the practice for me, and it works well.
3. Fonts are crisp, sharp and large enough to read the Bible comfortably without straining your eyes.
4. Even though it is a softcover and the pages are glued to the spine, it is well glued and sturdy. I do recommend that you reinforce the cover with Kittrich Rolled Adhesive Bookcover, 18 Inches x 9 Feet, Clear, 1 Roll (03-750-12),to reinforce the sturdiness.
5. Pages are thin, but they are opaque enough and strong.
6. This particular edition is from 2004 (NLT 2nd edition), it has been reported that 2nd edition has corrected some of the inaccuracies of the 1st edition (1996). The 3rd edition (2007) has been published with minor updates, but as of now, NO 3rd edition of NLT One Year Bible has been published.
7. One thing I do miss from the 1st edition of The One Year Bible NLT (New Living Translation) is the place of footnotes. In the 1st edition, the footnotes are placed at the bottom of each page, so you can quickly refer to them, but in the 2nd edition (OYB), the footnotes are placed at the end of each day's section, so you have to flip a page or two to get there. A minor annoyance.
Overall, I enjoy reading NLT One Year Bible. It has been for many years. Highly recommended!
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