Early in his ministry as a Methodist Preacher, Dr. Frank Charles Thompson realized that the reference Bibles then on the market failed to present the Bible as it should be presented - in a clear, scholarly, interesting, yet simple and compact form. He saw the need for a well-organized reference Bible that would be of practical use to the layman as well as a minister.
He began his original research about 1890. After he completed the thought suggestions opposite the verses throughout the Bible, some of the men in his church saw his Bible and told him that this was what they needed to help them in their Bible study. They encouraged Dr. Thompson to have his Bible, with marginal references, published so that everyone could have the advantage of these helps in their Bible study.
In 1908, the first printing and binding of the first edition of the Thompson Chain Reference Bible® was done by Methodists Book Concern of Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Today the Thompson-Chain Reference Leaders Library® offers you a complete study library in one volume! With 10 Bibles including the NIV PLUS 59 reference books for in depth scriptural appreciation and understanding, nothing can match what the Thompson-Chain Reference Leaders Library® offers. And it's a wonderful value; if purchased separately, the printed versions would cost over $1000!
Over 100,000 Marginal Notes
Over 8,000 Chain Topics
More Than 9,000 Topical Outlines
Comprehensive Package of Bibles Including NIV, PLUS 59 Reference Books
STRONGS Audio Presentation of Over 12,000 Greek and Hebrew Words
Over 4,000,000 Copies Sold!
In addition, this library contains 10 Bibles, and 59 additional reference works to enhance your study of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible®.
Darby's New Translation
Young's Literal Translation
La Biblia de Las Americas