THIS BIBLE IS THE BAR-NON BEST FOR THOSE WORKING A 12-STEP PROGRAM IN RECOVERY. IT SOURCES EACH OF THE 12 STEPS AND REFERENCES THEM TO RELATED PASSAGES IN THE BIBLE. THIS PARTICULAR ONE WAS A GIFT TO A GIRL IN PRISON WHO IS TRYING TO TURN THINGS AROUND. SHE WAS DELIGHTED AND SAYS SHE NEVER REALIZED HOW THE 12 STEPS ARE SO INTERTWINED WITH THE BIBLE. SPIRITUALITY IS THE BASIS OF THE 12 STEPS, AND THIS NLT LIFE RECOVERY BIBLE SHOWS HOW. CBC HAS IN-STOCK AVAILABILITY AND VERY GOOD PRICING. IT IS MORE THAN WORTH WHATEVER EFFORT IT TAKES TO GET IT.
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 got this book when I was starting to attend a Faith based recovery group and found that the version doesn't make me feel ashamed of being in recovery but points out that the mess of a life I lived can be renewed into a message for others and to give others faith that if you but your trust in Jesus, He will guide you, hold your hand and will comfort you. I am so thankful for all the care that was put into the commentary notes and how they relate to life as I know it.
In addition to providing Scripture, there is helpful material specifically targeted to those struggling to escape their slavery to an addiction (actually, ANY sin for that matter). Excellent companion to anyone reading 'The Big Book'.
I've given this bible to approximately 20 people and every one of them said it was the first REAL help they got and could relate to,. I will continue to give this to those in need, just wish I could afford to buy them by the case lot.