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There is hardly a person who doesn’t know someone dealing with a disability, disease, chronic illness, or other form of personal suffering. The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study Bible to directly address those who suffer and the people who love and care for them. From bestselling author, singer, and radio host Joni Eareckson Tada and the experts at Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, the Beyond Suffering Bible is filled with thousands of notes and features that invite you into a conversation about suffering and its place in your life. Each feature has been carefully created to provide you with valuable information, meaningful encouragement, and challenging applications as you encounter God’s Word.
- Devotional readings helping you discover God's answers to your most difficult questions
- "A Word From Joni": full-page articles reflecting her heart for God in the midst of suffering
- "Profiles": articles on people in the Bible who struggled with suffering
- "Connection Points" notes: study notes helping you connect with a biblical theology of suffering
- Full text of the New Living Translation (NLT)
- 9.25" x 6.50"
In 1967 Joni Eareckson Tada was injured in a diving accident at 17 years old, leaving her in a quadriplegic state with minimal use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, Joni re-entered the community with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.
Joni and Friends began in 1979 at Joni’s house as she and her friends responded to the many questions and needs pouring in from families affected by disability who read Joni’s books or had seen the movie of her life. From the beginning, Joni, her staff, and volunteers devoted their energies to developing Christ-centered programs and services which would help meet the spiritual and practical needs of disabled people and their families, including Family Retreats, the distribution of wheelchairs and Bibles worldwide to people affected by disability, and church training at local and national disability ministry conferences. Joni and Friends continues to reach out around the world to people and families affected by disability with the love of Christ and the practical help they need.
Number of Pages: 1760
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 9.19 X 6.50 X 1.00 (inches)|
Text Color: Black Letter
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Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Bible Review: Beyond Suffering BibleNovember 30, 2016Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beyond Suffering Bible: Where Struggles Seem Endless, God's Hope Is Infinite, Published By Tyndale House Publishers, is a Bible centered around guiding the hurting towards a merciful God.
Life is surrounded by moments that are covered in heartache, pain and turmoil and during these moments we can be blinded by the powerful, passionate direction of the scriptures. That's where this amazing Bible comes into play.
The Beyond Suffering Bible, designed by Joni Eareckson Tada and her team, brings forth the compassion of God through the promises found in His Holy Word, thus bringing healing to the soul of the wounded heart.
This Bible is packed, from cover to cover, with vital information designed to take its readers into a deeper relationship with God, thus it is a recommended purchase for personal use and/or for a gift.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Help for the Suffering; Hope for the StrugglingNovember 7, 2016Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Though being marketed as a Study Bible, I think this Bible is has more similarities to todays Devotional Bibles. Having said that, this Bible is the best Devotional Bible I have seen in a long time (ever?). It belongs in the hands of every pastor, caregiver, personal sufferer - anybody that finds themselves in a hopeless situation. As the reader might guess, that includes most of us.
A variety of helps contribute to the value of this Bible. Devotionals are scattered throughout the Bible, many of them written by Joni Eareckson Tada, focusing on the many sides of suffering. Along with the devotionals, are a series of character profiles and application guides (Connection Points). Also included are a set of ten weekly reading plans :
* Comforting Those Who Mourn
* Disability and the Image of God
* Growing Spiritually Through Suffering
* Intellectual Disability and Salvation
* Healing: A Proper View
* The Role of the Church
in Suffering and Disability
* Praising God Through Suffering
* Suffering and Spiritual Formation
* What Causes Disability
* Victory Through Weakness
Along with these resources, found in the text itself, there are also a series of essays from a variety of authors addressing the issue of suffering and the believer. I appreciate that the publisher has not left this book standing by itself. Near the end of the book is a two-page list of additional recommended resources: Books, Curriculum Resources, Joni and Friends Websites, and Other Helpful Websites. A very useful, comprehensive topical index is provide to give access to the various materials.
Though more like a Devotional Bible, the reader will find the typical helps (though nothing special) found in a Study Bible: Cross References, Dictionary and Concordance (combined), and Bible Maps. Finally, I should note that the contributing authors are listed, for both those who worked on the NLT translation and on the Beyond Suffering Bible.
As I hinted earlier, some version of this Bible belongs in the hands of every Pastor, lay leader, Sunday School teacher, church library, and family. We each will need to deal with suffering someday, somewhere. This Bible can help prepare us for that task.
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.
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very thin pages in paperback version, but the content is goodNovember 5, 2016Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Beyond Suffering Bible NLT" is a New Living Translation (2015 version) Study Bible. In this paperback version, the pages are so thin that you can see the print on opposite side of the page. This made the Bible text a bit difficult to read, and I doubt you could use highlighters on these pages.
It contains the things you'd expect in a study Bible: reading plans, a topical index, a dictionary/concordance of Bible terms, maps, and footnotes. It also has features targeted at people with disabilities and/or chronic health issues and at their caretakers. It's "for people who want to understand what it looks like to think and live like a Christian in the midst of suffering."
There are some essays by Joni and others about suffering and disabilities from a Christian viewpoint. The book introductions give the normal information about each book of the Bible but also point out the themes in that book relating to disabilities and suffering. There are brief commentary notes ("Connection Points") that also expand on verses relating to these themes.
There are page-long profiles and devotions. The profiles look at Biblical (and some modern) people who suffered and how they responded. The devotions often use modern people in their examples, and they expand even further on verses relating to disabilities and suffering. Some of the devotions are by Joni Eareckson Tada, and she talks about her struggles and insights.
I've recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, so I hoped that this Bible would help me with some of the issues I'm now facing. I believe that people with disabilities or chronic diseases will find comfort and insights in the essays, profiles, and devotions. But I also think that it can be difficult to convey to others how different people have found hope and strength, perhaps because everyone's faith journey is a little different.
I received a review copy of this book from the publishers.