Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wayfinding Bible

I was recently offered the opportunity to review The Wayfinding Bible from Tyndale House Publishers. I have to admit that I was very intrigued by the premise of this version of the Bible, as it promised three views of each book of the Bible - a brief overview, a slightly more involved overview, and reading nearly all of the text.

This is definitely my new favorite Bible version. The Wayfinding Bible offers direction and a road map of what to read. The three different reading options offer options to still be able to read the Bible and get something out of it even on limited time. The "flyover route" offers an overview of the major events that occur in the Bible; The "direct route" gives more of an indepth perspective on the entire Bible in 215 readings; The "scenic route" is 386 readings that give you the full understanding of the Bible that takes you through both the familiar and unfamiliar passages in the Bible. I loved this feature of this Bible because it allows you to have a sort of road map of what to read, which helps keep you on track.

I started out reading the "flyover" route of The Wayfinding Bible and found that it really helped me to understand the main events of the Bible without feeling like it wasn't a complete reading. I intend to follow the "direct route" next, and am super excited to go more in depth via the map that this Bible lays out.

Aside from the different routes you can choose from to read this Bible, The Wayfinding Bible is also jam packed with all sorts of extra information and resources to further your understanding of the reading. Colorful boxes, maps, and charts offer additional information, insight, and facts about what you are reading. I loved the splashes of color and helpful tools. Sometimes the Bible feels like pages and pages of black and white, and the colorful additions go a long way both aesthetically as well as functionally.

Each chapter of this Bible offers an informational page that introduces you to the events that are about to occur. It gives you any information you  may need about the setting, location, and time frame to help you get the most out of the reading. It also gives you a brief overview of the stops you will make for each of the different "routes".

I think that the Wayfinding Bible offers the ideal study Bible for anyone who really is seeking to get more out of their Bible. I found the NLT translation to be easy to understand, and really enjoyed the many additional features that were put into this Bible. This is my go-to Bible for studying and more comprehensive understanding of Biblical readings. Tyndale House did an awesome job making the Bible less daunting and easier to tackle. Love it. I honestly can't find anything about it that I don't like!! 5/5!

For more information about The Wayfinding Bible, please see the trailer HERE

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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