An easy-to-learn, easy-to-use tool for topical Bible study
With over 100,000 references listed in the Bible's margins, covering over 8,000 topics, the Thompson(R) Chain-Reference(R) Bible is an ideal tool for comprehensive topical study. The chain-reference system enables you to search the breadth of Scripture's teachings on thousands of topics and allows you to follow those topics throughout the entire Bible. Beloved and acclaimed for more than five generations, this unique reference Bible is unparalleled in its ability to enrich personal devotions, topical study, and sermon preparation.
The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible also offers a library of additional study resources, including biographical sketches, illustrated studies, maps, and charts. The alphabetical and numerical indexes make it easy to find any topic you wish to study, explore, or speak about. These tools together allow readers to interpret the Bible using related scripture passages rather than consulting a commentary.
The NIV Thompson Chain-Reference Bible is printed in Zondervan's exclusive NIV Comfort Print(R) typeface for easy reading. Expertly designed specifically to be used for the New International Version (NIV) text, Comfort Print offers an easier reading experience that complements the most widely read modern-English Bible translation. It also features a fresh, two-color design that preserves the original look of the chain-reference system, while making each page cleaner and easier to read.
In 1890, creator of the Thompson Chain-Reference system, Dr. Frank Charles Thompson, began working on the "chain-links" that became the foundation of the unique Thompson referencing system. The Kirkbride Bible Company, Inc., published the first complete Thompson Chain-Reference Bible in 1908 and continued that legacy for over 100 years, adding visual, maps, archeological insights, and over 100,000 references. Now, Zondervan Bibles is excited to take the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible forward, and to continue to steward this important brand with new revised and expanded editions.