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Father of two, husband, Christian

Review: Thompson Chain-Reference Bible NASB 1977

As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG2), I often get early and free access to new editions of Bibles and other study materials to offer my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner

I have recently been asked to review the new NASB version of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible. It uses the NASB translation from 1977, which I respect, due to the literal interpretation of the original text. The NASB represents a conservative, literal approach to translation.

This version of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible was published on June 08, 2021, by Zondervan, an international Christian media company.

The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible includes marginal notations for an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use system that enables the reader to see the breadth of the Scripture’s teachings on thousands of topics. There are over 100,000 references listed in this Bible’s margins, covering over 8,000 topics.

The chain-reference system is an ideal tool for a comprehensive topical study. You can also expand your Bible study with even more tools, including biographical sketches, an archeological supplement, and outlines of each book of the Bible. The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible allows the Scripture to interpret itself without commentaries.

The indexes and additional helps, including the updated archeological section, will help you gain a deeper understanding of God’s Word and experience the threads of inspiration woven into the Word by the Holy Spirit that connect the books of the Bible.

As an example, when reading in Acts 13, there are numbers in the margins that I can map back to the “Index of Chain Topics”, which then helps me deep dive into a particular subject matter. One verse and chain can take you on a deeper study of a topic that will help you fully understand the depth of the verse and the entire chapter or book.

The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible helps me in the times when I need to prepare for a small group study or when I feel prompted to research a specific topic or meaning of a word.

My typical daily Bible reading is done via an app. However, there are many times when I need to understand the full meaning and historical context of a verse, and that is when I grab the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible and take a closer look. Doing this helps me confirm that I have understood the verse and chapter correctly, and that I have stayed true to the correct theological meaning that was intended by the Holy Spirit when the verse was originally written.

Overall, I give the NASB version of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible five stars, and I recommend this Bible to anyone who wants to fully understand the Word of God and grasp its true meaning.

You can view more details and purchase your copy from this link: https://bg4.me/3iIvD0V

Six-week Study Guide Launch!

I am extremely excited to announce that a six-week study guide is now available as a companion to my first book; Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

The Study Guide contains thought provoking questions, additional Bible verses and breaks the book into meaningful sections for a small group men’s study.

Also, I have added a journal section to the back of the Study Guide for notes and for capturing the readers own thoughts.

Additionally, I have launched a separate full year journal version. This journal, The Overcomer’s Journal for Men, was created to help in the daily battle planning and after action report for the Christian man.

To see the details and to order a copy, please visit my author page.

Thank you for being a subscriber. I am very appreciative of all the support, and I hope you are receiving value from the blog.

F3 NWA Rucking the Pantry 2021 Recap, Shield Lock and Whetstone

The newest episode of the Podcast is out today!

F3 NWA Rucking the Pantry 2021 Recap, Shield Lock and Whetstone OneChristianMan

This episode is a recap of the F3 NWA Rucking the Pantry 2021 event and a discussion about what the F3 meaning of Shield lock and Whetstone.

Find more information about F3 Northwest Arkansas please visit F3NWA.com or the national site at F3Nation.com

Learn more at the links below:

Shield Lock: https://www.f3nation.com/q/shield-lock/

Whetstone: https://www.f3nation.com/q/whetstone/

What is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith? A Podcast

F3 NWA Rucking the Pantry 2021 Recap, Shield Lock and Whetstone OneChristianMan

What is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 nationally and F3 Northwest Arkansas is a free men’s fitness group that helps men out of the rut of life they are in and helps them reinvigorate and become a High Impact Man (HIM).

“there is no need to know the truth of the actual matters, but one merely needs to have discovered some device of persuasion which will make one appear to those who do not know to know better than those who know.”

Interesting and true in many cases. It seems that those who know must also discover the device of persuasion.

Plato in Twelve Volumes, Gorgias and Socrates

Socrates
So he who does not know will be more convincing to those who do not know than he who knows, supposing the orator to be more convincing than the doctor. Is that, or something else, the consequence?

Gorgias
In this case it does follow.

Socrates
Then the case is the same in all the other arts for the orator and his rhetoric: there is no need to know [459c] the truth of the actual matters, but one merely needs to have discovered some device of persuasion which will make one appear to those who do not know to know better than those who know.

Gorgias
Well, and is it not a great convenience, Socrates, to make oneself a match for the professionals by learning just this single art and omitting all the others?

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0178%3Atext%3DGorg.%3Apage%3D459