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7-Minute Bible


7-Minute Bible

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Buy It Once, Use It On These Platforms
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Windows Store
  • Windows Desktop
  • Mac OS

Description

Laridian founder and president, Craig Rairdin, was troubled by how few people make the effort to read all the way through the Bible. While doing it himself year after year, he began to realize what makes the task difficult, especially reading the Old Testament. This book is an attempt to address those difficulties.

In The 7-Minute Bible, Craig has taken the text of a modern translation of the Bible (the World English Bible), arranged it in chronological order (the order in which the events are believed to have occurred), and harmonized duplicate accounts of the same incidents (primarily in the books of Kings and Chronicles, and in the Gospels) to create a single narrative.

 

 

In addition to rearranging the text chronologically and harmonizing separate accounts of the same events, Craig has carefully reviewed every verse with an eye toward the reducing the hindrances to the reader getting all the way through the Bible.

  • The people and stories that make up the Old Testament are right where you expect to find them, but without the long lists of their ancestors and descendants.
  • The general idea of the division of the land and locations of different people groups in the Old Testament are kept, but the detailed geographical descriptions of their borders have been skipped.
  • The important descriptions of the tabernacle (and temple) are there, but not the exact dimensions of rooms, colors of threads in the cloth, nor other details that would only be necessary if you were an Israelite of that period tasked with building it from scratch.
  • Passages dealing with the importance and necessity of the Old Testament sacrificial system are retained, but without instructions originally directed to the Levitical priests that describe how to process the animals (which organs to remove, which to wash, which to burn, etc.) and perform those sacrifices.
  • The Psalms have been inserted into the narrative in places where they were likely to have been written. Those that duplicate the message and purpose of another nearby and that do little to illuminate the feelings of the characters in the narrative are skipped. The exception are those that are quoted in the New Testament.
  • The Old Testament prophets spent some of their time prophesying to Gentile nations and people groups. These writings are retained when important to the historical narrative going on around them or to future events.
  • The four Gospels have been harmonized into one continuous narrative. Duplicate accounts of the same event have been boiled down to one.
  • The New Testament epistles that were written during the time covered by the book of Acts are inserted into the narrative at an appropriate point.
  • One of the hinderances to getting all the way through the Bible is the time it takes to read. The average reader can get through the entire Bible in just 9 minutes per day. The 7-Minute Bible reduces this to 7 minutes or less per day.

A person who reads this book will be fully familiar with the story of God's relationship with humans from the Garden of Eden, through the Flood, the Abrahamic Covenant, the Law, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and their eventual deportation and restoration. A person reading this book will very much see God's redemptive history unfolding and climaxing in Jesus. They will read all the parables and instructions of Jesus; all the admonitions and theology of Paul; and the Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Apostle John. While reading the New Testament they will recognize and understand the significance of every reference to the Old Testament Law and prophets. They will see how Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of his coming (and his coming again).

They will understand all these things just as well as if they had read the entire Bible; they will just have a better chance of getting through it than their friend who insists on reading every word but, as a result, fails to finish.

System Requirements

Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 2.125 MB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running latest version of iOS. Download size: 2.125 MB. Android Requires Android OS 4.0 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB. Windows Store Download size: 2.125 MB. Windows Desktop Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 or later. Mac OS Requires macOS 10.9 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB.

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Copyright © 2010-2023 by Laridian, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Laridian, PocketBible, and MyBible are registered trademarks of Laridian, Inc. DailyReader, Memorize!, PrayerPartner, eTract, BookBuilder, VerseLinker, iPocketBible, DocAnalyzer, Change the way you look at the Bible, and The Bible. Anywhere. are trademarks of Laridian, Inc. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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