ABIDE: Chronological New Testament
Are you ready to experience God's Word in a whole new and completely different way? Welcome to New Testament, the ABIDE: A Chronological Reader's Bible. Enjoy reading the New Testament in chronological order of historical events first, followed by dates of letters written. ABIDE eliminates many distractions—such as chapters, verse numbers, footnotes, and cross references—and presents Scripture the way that the original authors had intended. This edition is a minimally modified version of the World English Bible in modern informal English, much like the New Testament was penned in the informal Greek of its day.
The Bible is the revelation of God to man; the story of redemption. It is the Word of God, enabling us to discover God and His story. Throughout the Scriptures, we are reminded of the need to abide in Christ and to have His Word abide in us.
“Now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” —1 John 2:28
The Bible was intended to be read—not merely referenced. The biblical authors did not write their books and letters with the inclusion of distracting chapters and verses. While they can be helpful in some ways, more frequently than not they get in the way of observing the natural flow and structure of the Scriptures as conveyed by the authors through their writings. A reading Bible allows the reader to read God’s Word as it was originally intended, and to experience the Bible in a new and completely different way.