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The Thompson Chain Reference Bible

The Thompson Chain Reference Bible October 6, 2021

After I gave my life to Jesus Christ at the age of 16, I spent time with some of the folks in their 30s in my church.

I recall one of them had a Bible that fascinated me. It was the Thompson Chain Reference Bible.

So a several years later, I asked for my own copy as a birthday present.

It was in April 1983 that I received my first Thompson Chain. It was a black genuine leather KJV edition.

I still own it. The leather has held up well all these years later. And I wore the thing out.

Several years ago, I bought a new Thompson Chain Bible from their long-time producer Kirkbride.

It’s a gorgeous black genuine leather NKJV. And I love it.

Apparently, Kirkbride no longer produces this elegant Bible.

But thankfully, someone else does.

Zondervan is now the producer of the Thompson Chain Bible.

Recently, they sent me a brown leathersoft edition in the ESV.

Again, a gorgeous Bible.

What I love about it most is the layout and the amazing illustrations and studies in the back.

Other features are:

  • Easy to understand Chain-Reference System with over 100,000 references
  • References cover over 8,000 topics, each with its own pilot number for exhaustive topical study
  • Complete alphabetical and numerical indices listing all 8,000 topics with corresponding pilot numbers and Bible references
  • Includes an extensive study resource section that features biographical sketches of some of the most prominent people in the Bible, an archeological supplement, a glossary, a concordance, and illustrated Bible studies that help readers develop their own study pathways
  • Key Words and Key Verses by every book name point readers to more comprehensive information on each book of the Bible
  • 16-page full-color map section
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Satin ribbon marker

The Thompson Chain is by far my favorite Bible for regular use.

Hands down.

Go to this site to learn more and see all the different editions of this Bible Zondervan offers


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