My latest chronological Bible (CSB’s Day-by-Day), the Christmas 2020 gift from son #1, is now my favorite among all my chronological Bibles.
It takes a lifetime or two to completely inter-relate and internalize all the details in the Bible, so this version makes it easier—and more exciting—for me.
The theater is close to my heart. It was a large part of my life in the US, while studying (and being involved in professional stage plays at Goodman theater) at the Art Institute of Chicago for a degree in performing arts.
The three Acts in CSB’s Day-by-Day:
Act 1- God’s plan for all people
Act 2: God’s covenant People
Act 3: God’s New Covenant People (New Testament)
George Guthrie wrote in the Introduction, “What many people don’t realize is that the Bible’s sixty-six books weave together an amazing, cohesive story, a Grand Story that God has written on the world, and, believe it or not, you and I are a part of that story.”
As is my habit (so shoot me!) in reading any book, I pore over the beginning then skim through the ending.
Whoa! We are now in Scene IV, just before the final Scene when our Savior comes again! This made me rejoice—determined to devour this Book in 2021.
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Backstory: On one Christmas day over 10 years ago, son #1 gifted me with my first chronological Bible. He must have noticed how much I loved it, he gave me another translation the next year . . . and the next . . . It has become a beautiful tradition, which I look forward to.
He usually writes a note on the first page. This one’s on my CSB’s Day-by-Day.
Yes, as Scene IV plays out, “Let us be found laboring.”