This Bible was the perfect answer to a friend of mine, who, when she heard I had ordered one, wanted one for herself. She has told me she was reading it the very next day and received a lot of help from it. The 12 step basis was formerly a problem for her, but when she used the Bible and read the devotionals, she changed her opinion, and is much more receptive to 1 step principles.
I am a recovering addict of three years a special friend gave this to me and it help me apply my life with Bible and daily living with the 12 steps. The 12 steps are not just for addicts they can be used for anyone who wants to make life better. I will never stray from this Bible.
This translation bridges the gap between my concept of "Higher Power" and Jesus Christ. Reading the study notes is just like going to a meeting: I seem to get exactly what I need at that point in time!
From Tyndale House comes a new Bible specifically designed for those recovering from addiction of any kind. Based on the 12 step model, this Bible can be used by anyone needed support or encouragement as they learn to trust God using His Word in battling addiction.The 12 step model that is generally associated with addiction to drugs or alcohol, but this model can be used for a variety of addictive behavior patterns. Woven into The Life Recovery Bible NLT are key areas that can assist anyone who has identified behavior in themselves that needs to change.What I found exceptional my review of this bible was first that the New Living Translation is used. The NLT is perfect for those who may not know God personally and perhaps have picked this bible up to begin a recovery process, or for the new believer who needs a version of Gods Word that is easy to read, but it is also good for the seasoned bible student as it can added to their understanding if read along with the King James Version.Next, I found the Recovery Themes section that introduces each book of the Bible to be interesting and suggests the recovery perspective in each book. When selecting a Bible for a specific reason, connecting the reader and their issue to Gods Word as it applies to that specific need is paramount. The Recovery Themes achieve this.Included also are devotionals, prayers, profiles, notes, reflections, outlines, indexes, and user guides. All together, this is an exceptional Bible born from a ministry to touch those in addiction. I recommend it highly.Disclaimer:The review copy of this Bible was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishing and was donated to the Celebrate Recovery Ministry of Westwood Baptist Church.