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Experience New Growth and Transformation in Your Spiritual Walk!
Are you experiencing a hunger to know God more completely in your life? Do you long for a deeper connection with him? If so, then the NIV Spiritual Renewal Bible—the recipient of the 1999 ECPA Gold Medallion Award—is for you. Using a time-tested process honed over decades of counseling and teaching, Stephen Arterburn employs 7 core principles of spiritual renewal and refreshment, connecting you more closely with God's Spirit through his Word and helping you to develop the deep, satisfying change you desire in your spiritual life.
- 66 book introductions focused on the thematic study and spiritual renewal aspects of each Bible book
- Text notes highlight renewal themes as they emerge from the text of the Bible
- Multi-feature character profiles assess how different personalities managed different challenges in their walk with God
- Spiritual keys devotional reading plan:
Two cycles (OT and NT) of 49 devotions each lead you through 7 keys of spiritual renewal with 7 devotions for each key
- Spiritual disciplines essays that describe the various disciplines of the faith such as prayer, Scripture reading, and others
- Spiritual disciplines profiles:
One-page articles that describe how certain characters of the Bible employed the various Spiritual disciplines in their lives
- Blank lined pages for personal notes
- Words of Jesus in red
- 9-point text size
- 9.50" x 6.75" x 1.75"
Steve Arterburn is a bestselling author, radio host, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, the largest faith-based broadcast counseling and treatment ministry. He is also the host of 'New Life Live!'—a nationally syndicated daily radio program—and founder of Women of Faith conferences. He is the author of many bestselling books, such as the Every Man's Battle series and The God of Second Chances. Arterburn lives in Indianapolis with his family.
Number of Pages: 1341
Publication Date: 2013
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Experience New Growth and Transformation in Your Spiritual Walk
Are you experiencing a hunger to know God more completely in your life? Do you long for a deeper connection with him? If so, then the NIV Spiritual Renewal Biblethe recipient of the 1999 ECPA Gold Medallion Awardis for you. Using a time-tested process honed over decades of counseling and teaching, Stephen Arterburn employs 7 core principles of spiritual renewal and refreshment, connecting you more closely with Gods Spirit through his Word and helping you to develop the deep, satisfying change you desire in your spiritual life.
66 book introductions focused on the thematic study and spiritual renewal aspects of each Bible book
Text notes highlight renewal themes as they emerge from the text of the Bible
Multi-feature character profiles assess how different personalities managed different challenges in their walk with God
Spiritual keys devotional reading plan: Two cycles (OT and NT) of 49 devotions each lead the reader through 7 keys of spiritual renewal with 7 devotions for each key
Spiritual disciplines essays that describe the various disciplines of the faith such as prayer, Scripture reading, and others
Spiritual disciplines profiles: one-page articles that describe how certain characters of the Bible employed the various Spiritual disciplines in their lives
Stephen Arterburn is a New York Times Best Selling author with more than 8,000,000 books in print. He most recently toured with Women of Faith which he founded in 1995. Arterburn founded New Life Treatment Centers as a company providing Christian counseling and treatment in secular psychiatric hospitals. He also began "New Life Ministries", producing the number-one Christian counseling radio talk show, "New Life Live," with an audience of over 3,000,000. He and his wife Misty live near Indianapolis.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Devotionally Centered Study BibleSeptember 2, 2014Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Each Bible book begins with a brief synopsis of the book (The Big Picture) and review of the key themes found in the book as they relate to Spiritual Renewal. As expected, these prepare the reader to read the whole book.
The bulk of the notes are not quite a Study Bible (in spite of its name); neither are they quite a Devotional Bible. This book might best be entitled a Devotionally Centered Study Bible most notes help the reader understand each section of the Bible as presented in the NIV and includes a brief devotional thought or two which will help the reader apply the text to his or her own life.
What truly gives value to this edition of the Bible are the Study Notes found at the rear of the Bible. The authors provides a comprehensive index to the text note found in the body of the book. The editors provide a series of devotional readings focusing on seven Spiritual Keys:
Key 1: Seek God and Surrender to Him
Key 2: See the Truth
Key 3: Speak the Truth
Key 4: Accept Responsibility
Key 5: Grieve, Forgive, and Let Go
Key 6: Transform Your Life
Key 7: Preserve Spiritual Gains
Each of these themes, though somewhat disquised in the notes. Provide ten to twenty devotional thoughts scattered throughout the scriptures centered on the given Spiritual Key.
Two additional back end notes contribute to the book's worth a set of character profiles integrated into the text notes and a set of readings on ten Spiritual Disciplines:
Bible Study and Meditation
Repentance and Confession
Though not strong on theology, this Bible would be a good book for anyone seeking to renew their walk with God or for a new believer seeking to find how God's word can apply to everyday life.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
GiniBDallas, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Spiritua Renewal Study BibleAugust 25, 2014GiniBDallas, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This NIV Bible version contains notes written by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Arterburn hosts a Christian counseling program and Stoop is a licensed clinical psychologist and appears as a co-host on the Arterburn program from time to time. Together the publisher has compiled several helpful features for the reader follow in seeking spiritual renewal. My comments will address those items only and leave the Biblical text commentary to the experts.
The introductory section suggests starting with the Spiritual Keys Devotional Reading Plan (xv) which, to me, resembles a twelve step approach that use seven stages rather than the usual number. Each Key provides two weeks of devotionals prompted by an accompanying Bible reading. The reading that follows is noted and leads to the next. Both the Old and New Testaments are considered within each of the seven keys. A serious reader can benefit from following this track. That is not the only approach offered in this Bible. There are character profiles interspersed throughout the text which are listed in a helpful index. The index also includes an abbreviated list of readings that pertain to spiritual disciplines and a subject index with Biblical references that are related to each of the subjects. Overall, this Bible provides those seeking spiritual renewal several options to use. I found the recommended Spiritual Keys plan the most helpful. The others were more of an overview or introduction in my view. I would also recommend discussing your renewal progress with your pastor or other trusted person rather than attempting this alone.
I received a hardbound copy for this review. The dust jacket is attractive, and the book lays flat when it is opened or held. The pages are substantial enough for marking, although highlighting markers can bleed through a little, or did for me anyway.
Overall I can recommend this version to most readers. Why only most? Because some will prefer another translation. The notes in this Bible can be used with other translations though, in my opinion. So pull up your preferred version alongside this one and use this one for its notes.
Two other things need to be mentioned. This Bible has an older edition that is available as well from an online sight I will not name here. I do not know if any changes have been made to this one. There is also an ebook version available which I did not view.
This book was provided by the publisher to me in exchange for a review.