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.
It is the best Bilbe I've found that is ALL about Recovery, wheather in a 12 step program or not, anyone can benifit from reading the devotionals. It puts everything into perspective when dealing with "life's" trials.
This is a great tool for the Recovery Ministry. The NLT is an easy to understand and read aloud translation. Many features in this bible are focused on helping with recovery and making your relationship with God more personal than most other bibles. It lacks the words of Christ in Red which is my only draw back. Many features include profiles which helps you realize that you are not alone and God is with you at all times. During the good times and during the bad times walking with you and many times there to carry you. I am a member of the Tyndale Blog Network. Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC.
This is the second time I have reviewed a Bible and it is just as awkward as the first time. It helps that this time I am not reviewing the text itself. The Life Recovery Bible uses the text of the New Living Translation. This is the translation that I really like and that I have begun to most use. As with any study Bible or devotional Bible, it is the notes that distinguish it from other Bible editions. In The Life Recovery Bible, all the study notes, devotions, articles, and book introductions are written primarily for those individuals in some sort of recovery program. This is especially true for either Alcoholics Anonymous (or similar twelve step programs) or Christian twelve step programs. And there are notes, lots of them. They are well written and, from my perspective, should prove helpful to individuals struggling through recovery. As an evangelical Christian, I believe the Bible and Christian fellowship are keys to recovery. The notes in this Bible only reinforce that. I would recommend this Bible for those that are in its obvious target market.A review copy of The Life Recovery Bible was provided to me free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an unbiased review.
I got a copy of this Bible in my first year of sobriety (I've got just over six years - just for today). While doing my Third Step, I rediscovered my "lost" faith. This Bible has been, like the Lord, my constant companion. More than ANY other Bible I've ever had, this one is my most used, loved, referenced, and cherished. I'd recommend it not *just* to people in Twelve Step/Recovery programs, but to *ANYONE* looking for a deep, insight-filled, well thought out Bible. I'd give it ten stars if I could!