The 12 Best Chronological Bibles for 2022 Compared

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The editors at Lord’s Library evaluate the best chronological Bibles based on popularity, ratings, and value.

Chronological Bibles enable the reader to gain an understanding of the order of Biblical events in the historical context in which they unfold. As such, chronological Bibles order books, chapters, and verses in the order of how events actually happened. Many chronological Bibles include features like commentaries, reading plans, topical arrangements, and transition statements to guide readers through each section. Companion tools, like visual aids and workbooks also come recommended by our editors.

With this in mind, the editors at Lord’s Library assembled this list of the best chronological Bibles to consider. The one that is right for you will largely depend on your level of Bible study and the influence of your Christian church denomination. Each listing includes author and publisher information, some basic facts about the edition, and links to any alternative versions for effective comparison.

Note: We only included the best chronological Bibles with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 250 reviews. We ranked them according to different buyer motivations like most popular, top-rated, and best value. We also included a Best of the Rest section with additional titles listed below.

The Gospel

The Best Chronological Bibles


Most Popular: The One Year Chronological Bible NIV

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

Key Features:

  • Transition statements
  • Reading plan

From the publisher: “The entire Bible text―books, chapters, and even verses―is arranged in the order the events actually happened. Prophetic books are interwoven with the historical accounts they accompanied. Psalms follow the events about which they were written. Proverbs are placed in the time they were compiled. The life of Christ is woven into one moving story. And Paul’s letters to the young churches in the first century are integrated into the book of Acts.”

*Also available in Kindle version.

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Top-Rated: The Daily Bible NIV

Author/Publisher: F. LaGard Smith

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • Devotional commentary
  • 365 Daily Reading Segments
  • Topical arrangements for Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

From the publisher: “As this unique, chronological presentation of God’s story daily unfolds before you, you will begin to appreciate God’s plan for your life as never before. Reading the Bible will become a fresh, inviting, transformational experience. It lets you easily understand God’s redemptive plan as you read from creation to Revelation in the order the events actually occurred.”

*Also available in paperback version.

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Best Value: The One Year Chronological Bible NKJV

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

Key Features:

  • Transition statements
  • Reading plan

From the publisher: “The entire Bible text―books, chapters, and even verses―is arranged in the order the events actually happened. Prophetic books are interwoven with the historical accounts they accompanied. Psalms follow the events about which they were written. Proverbs are placed in the time they were compiled. The life of Christ is woven into one moving story. And Paul’s letters to the young churches in the first century are integrated into the book of Acts.”

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Best Slimline Bible: The One Year Chronological Bible NLT, Premium Slimline Large Print

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

Key Features:

  • 365 daily readings
  • Transition statements
  • Historical dates and a general timeline

From the publisher: “As this unique, chronological presentation of God’s story daily unfolds before you, you will begin to appreciate God’s plan for your life as never before. Reading the Bible will become a fresh, inviting, transformational experience. It lets you easily understand God’s redemptive plan as you read from creation to Revelation in the order the events actually occurred.”

*Also available in hardcover version.

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Best Audio Bible: The One Year Chronological Bible NLT

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Audio

Key Features:

  • Narrated by Todd Busteed
  • Truth Made Clear feature

From the publisher: “In as little as 15 minutes a day, you can hear the entire Bible in one unforgettable year, expertly narrated by Todd Busteed. This Bible audio is unique in that you can listen to the Bible text in the order that the biblical events unfolded. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars.”

*Also available in Kindle version.

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Best Expressions Bible: The One Year Chronological Bible Expressions

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

Key Features:

  • Space to read, write, and create
  • Two-inch, lightly-ruled margins
  • 100+ artfully drawn verses

From the publisher: The One Year Chronological Bible Expressions contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading focuses on a specific moment in biblical history, taking you through the events of the Bible in the order they occurred. Readers are guided through the entire Bible in a sequential, unforgettable journey that’s easier than ever to make your own.”

*Also available in hardcover version.

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Best Narrated Bible: The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order (NIV)

Author/Publisher: F. LaGard Smith

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • The Laws of Moses presented together
  • The Four Gospels gathered together
  • Paul’s epistles integrated and presented with historical records of Acts

From the publisher: The Narrated Bible, unique in concept and design, combines chronological accuracy, typographic innovation, and an easy–to–read format featuring the widely acclaimed NIV text. A beloved favorite—now with a new cover. The Narrated Bible is the only chronological presentation of God’s Word with devotional commentary to guide the reader, including Bible readers, ministers, students, and teachers will be delighted with this remarkable Bible.”

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The Gospel

The Best Chronological Bibles – Best of the Rest


CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible, Brown Leathertouch, Black Letter

Author/Publisher: George H. Guthrie

Material: Imitation leather

Key Features:

  • 52 weeks of reading in chronological order
  • Scripture presented in three main acts
  • Smyth-sewn lay-flat binding

From the publisher: The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the full text into a clear chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by Dr. George Guthrie. In this unique plan, the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are organized for readers in three main acts to track the story of Scripture from beginning to end. This format is designed to draw readers into the biblical narrative, helping them apply it in their own lives.”

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The Daily Bible Large Print

Author/Publisher: F. LaGard Smith

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • Passages arranged chronologically
  • Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are displayed topically
  • 365 daily readings guide

From the publisher: The much-loved Daily Bible (more than a million copies sold) is now available in a large-print edition. The Daily Bible includes outstanding devotional commentary that provides historical and spiritual insights and helps readers grasp the flow of revelation and apply it to their lives. Now as never before, studying God’s Word can become a fresh, inviting, enriching experience for every reader.”

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The Reese Chronological Bible

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

From the publisher: The Reese Chronological Bible arranges the King James Version of the Bible in consecutive order. The Bible now can be read as a history of chronological events. This will be a valuable aid to the Bible student, giving many new insights into the Word of God. The Bible which places all events in the order in which they actually occurred. The Authorized King James Version endorsed by Christian leaders of many denominations.”

*Also available in hardcover version.

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CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible, TradePaper, Black Letter, 365 Day, One Year, Reading Plan, Single-Column

Author/Publisher: George H. Guthrie

Material: Paperback

Key Features:

  • Scripture presented in three main acts
  • An introduction for each act
  • Smyth-sewn lay-flat binding

From the publisher: The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the full text into a clear chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by Dr. George Guthrie. In this unique plan, the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are organized for readers in three main acts to track the story of Scripture from beginning to end. This format is designed to draw readers into the biblical narrative, helping them apply it in their own lives.”

*Also available in Kindle version.

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One Year Chronological Bible NKJV

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

Key Features:

  • Transition statements

From the publisher: The One Year Chronological Bible offers a fascinating way to read through the Bible in one year, in as little as fifteen minutes per day! Gain a better understanding of the order of biblical events and the historical context in which they unfolded. The entire Bible text—books, chapters, and even verses—is arranged in the order the events actually happened.”

*Also available in Kindle version.

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Tim is the Founder and Ministerial Editor at Lord's Library, a Christian resource hub focused on helping readers grow their faith in Jesus Christ. Tim became a Christian in April 2021 and believes 1 Peter 4:11 commands him to share The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) "as of the ability which God giveth."

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