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If you long to break free from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible is a powerful and positive ally. It's based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and on the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery program.
The NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible lifts you up and shows you how to walk, step by attainable step, on a path of healing and liberty. Based on the proven and successful Celebrate Recovery program developed by John Baker and Rick Warren, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible offers hope, encouragement, and—through developing a relationship with Jesus Christ—empowerment to rise above your hurts, hang-ups, and habits. With features based on eight principles Jesus voiced in his Sermon on the Mount, this insightful Bible is for anyone struggling with the circumstances of their lives and the habits they are trying to control.
- Full text of the world’s most popular modern English Bible—the New International Version (NIV)
- Articles explain eight recovery principles and accompanying Christ-centered twelve steps
- Over 110 lessons unpack eight recovery principles in practical terms
- Recovery stories offer encouragement and hope
- 30 days of devotional readings
- Over 50 full-page biblical character studies are tied to stories from real-life people who have found peace and help with their own hurts, hang-ups and habits
- Book introductions
- Side-column reference system keyed to the eight recovery principles
- Topical index
From the foreword by Dr. Rick Warren, senior pastor, Saddleback Church.
"Throughout the pages of Scripture, we see God’s heart for celebrating recovery! This collection will help you experience and celebrate that journey, one step at a time. Jump in and see how recovery and spiritual growth are one and the same."
Dr. Henry Cloud, Christian psychologist, author, and speaker
|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Publication Date: 2014
Series: Celebrate Recovery
References: Side Column
Text Color: Black Letter
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Find freedom from lifes hurts, hang-ups, and habits
If you long to break free from lifes hurts, hang-ups, and habits, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible is a powerful and positive ally. This Bible is based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus Sermon on the Mount and on the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery* program. The NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible lifts you up and shows you how to walk, step by attainable step, on a path of healing and liberty.
Based on the proven and successful Celebrate Recovery program developed by John Baker and Rick Warren, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible offers hope, encouragement, and, through developing a relationship with Jesus Christ, empowerment to rise above your hurts, hang-ups, and habits. With features based on eight principles Jesus voiced in his Sermon on the Mount, this insightful Bible is for anyone struggling with the circumstances of their lives and the habits they are trying to control.
• Full text of the worlds most popular modern English Biblethe New International Version (NIV)
• Articles explain eight recovery principles and accompanying Christ-centered twelve steps
• Over 110 lessons unpack eight recovery principles in practical terms
• Recovery stories offer encouragement and hope
• 30 days of devotional readings
• Over 50 biblical character studies are tied to stories from real-life people who have found peace and help with their own hurts, hang-ups and habits
• Book introductions
• Reference system keyed to the eight recovery principles
• Topical index
"Im excited youre beginning the journey to recovery. Your life will change. Youll experience freedom from your sinful habits, hang-ups, and hurts as you give up control and allow Jesus to be Lord in every area of your life."
From the foreword by Dr. Rick Warren, senior pastor, Saddleback Church
"Throughout the pages of Scripture, we see Gods heart for celebrating recovery! This collection will help you experience and celebrate that journey, one step at a time. Jump in and see how recovery and spiritual growth are one and the same."
Dr. Henry Cloud, Christian psychologist, author, and speaker
*Celebrate Recovery is a biblically based program that helps those who are struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process. The Celebrate Recovery program is offered in thousands of churches worldwide.
John Baker is the founder of Celebrate Recovery®, a ministry started at Saddleback Church. It is estimated that over the last 25 years more than 3.5 million people have gone through this Christ-centered recovery program. There are currently over 27,000 churches that have weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings.
John has been on staff since Celebrate Recovery started. He has served as the Pastor of Membership, the Pastor of Ministries, and is currently the Pastor of Saddleback Churchs Signature Ministries. He is also serving as one of the nine Elder Pastors at Saddleback. John is a nationally known speaker and trainer in helping churches start Celebrate Recovery ministries.
Johns writing accomplishments include Celebrate Recoverys The Journey Begins Curriculum, Lifes Healing Choices, the Celebrate Recovery Study Bible (general editor), and The Landing and Celebration Place (coauthor). Johns newest books are Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery and The Celebrate Recovery Devotional (coauthor).
John and his wife Cheryl, the cofounder of Celebrate Recovery, have been married for more than four decades and have served together in Celebrate Recovery since the beginning. They have two adult children, Laura and Johnny, and five grandchildren.
dskiprazFairmont, WVAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Best price I've found!December 27, 2014dskiprazFairmont, WVAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We give away the CR Bibles as well as make them available to participants . . . this cost is the best we have found. Thanks for making if affordable to minister to folks in this manner! Hope to be ordering more in the future!!
JacquienevadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5NIV Celebrate recovery BibleDecember 1, 2014JacquienevadaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It was a birthday gift and she loved it Thanks!
Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Bible Review, Celebrate Recovery BibleSeptember 2, 2014Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Celebrate Recovery Bible: A Purpose Driven Recovery Resource With Devotions And Articles By John Baker, is a Bible centered around the Celebrate Recovery program established through the Saddleback Church founded by Pastor Rick Warren.
This is a uniquely designed NIV Bible. It is filled with features that are designed to draw its readers to finding recovery as they break free from the hurts and addictions that trap so many people today. One such powerful feature is The Road To Recovery. The Road To Recovery, based on the beatitudes, are eight principles designed to guide one through a process of change, love, and faith.
Other features include: Book Introductions, Character Studies, Recovery Stories, Lesson Studies, Recovery Related Scripture Tie, Daily Devotionals, Subject Index, and several others. Each of these features is designed so those utilizing this Bible get the most out of scripture while going through the recovery process.
There is one important feature that this Bible is missing; it is not a red letter edition. I understand that this raises the cost of printing, but the designation of Christ's Words in red allows new or young Christians to know without a doubt that these are His personal instruction, His personal words.
This Bible would make a wonderful gift for someone struggling within the difficulties that have entered their lives, thus it is a recommended purchase.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Great aid for recoveryJuly 18, 2014mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4In case you don't know, Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers.
Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide!
The Celebrate Recovery Bible is geared to be used with the Celebrate Recovery program or to be used as an introduction to those not in the program yet.
The "Road to Recovery" is based off of 8 Biblical principles (very similar to a 12 step program) taken directly from the teachings of Christ. So the CR Bible is assembled to include notes and helpful references that highlight the foundations of the CR program.
The Bible includes a small study on each of the 8 Biblical principles as well as a 30 Day devotional in the back.
The notes and references pay careful attention to highlight struggles and addictions as do the many character studies. The Bible also contains "Recovery Stories" which are modern day testimony's from people who have successfully navigated the CR program.
The CR Bible is another testimony how diverse and rich the word of God is. This is a wonderful companion to anyone who has gone through the program and is highly recommended for anyone who struggles with recovery and healing.
Thank you to Zondervan for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Celebrate Recovery Bible - Worth CelebratingJuly 14, 2014Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Since 2007, the Celebrate Recovery Bible (CBR) has been a standard resource for those working with those working through various recovery programs within the church. In 2014, Zondervan created a slightly revised (i.e. very slightly revised) version of this work. The major change was an updated Bible text: the 2007 CBR was based on the 1984 edition of the NIV; the 2014 CBR is based on the 2011 edition of the NIV.
The back cover suggests that two "lessons" have been removed from the newer edition (reduced from 112 to 110 lessons). All other material remains essentially unchanged - though I did not look at all the text, I could find no changes in the various essays, lessons, and biographical material I did examine.
As in the past, Celebrate Recovery uses an eight step recovery process - rather than the better known 12 step process. I did not find this to be difficult as I have seen in my studies of the recovery movement programs ranging from 8 to 10 to 12 to endless steps. Regardless of what model seems most helpful, the Celebrate Recovery Bible will serve as a helpful tool in growing as a believer during the recovery process.
On the other hand, if you own the earlier version of the CBR, I see no reason to make an additional purchase of this new version, unless you are a strong supporter of the 2011 NIV. If you do not own a copy of the CBR, picking up a copy of this Bible will help an individual in their own spiritual growth or assist the one walking alongside someone on their own spiritual journey.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.