Friday, November 29, 2013

Book Review - NIV Ragamuffin Bible


Do you believe that God not only loves you, but that he also likes you?
It's just one of the soul-searching questions posed by bestselling author Brennan Manning who confesses he has been 'John the beloved, Peter the coward, and Thomas the doubter all before the waitress brought the check.

The NIV Ragamuffin Bible offers a collection of Manning’s raw, painfully honest, yet grace-filled devotions, meditations, and reflections of his journey limping back to---like the prodigal son---his overjoyed father. When you journey through this Bible, you will likewise find yourself returning to your Heavenly Father, basking in the knowledge that God not only loves you, he delights in you.
  • Complete text of the world’s most popular modern-English Bible, the NIV
  • 104 Devotions guide you into a deeper connection to God and his Word
  • 250 Reflections help you understand what it means to be a child of God
  • 150 Quotes offer short but thoughtful insights into God’s kingdom

This Bible is so inspiring with Brennan Manning's devotions and thoughts scattered throughout. I knew that I had enjoyed his book, "Ragamuffin Gospel" so when I saw this Bible, I knew it would be wonderful and I was right!

I love the devotions that have suggested reading Scriptures with them. It just makes them so much more powerful when they are partnered with Scripture. It helped me to understand the Scriptures because of Mr. Manning's down-to-earth explanations and thoughts.

There are also thoughts and reflections scattered throughout the Bible that really inspired and reminded me of who God and Jesus are in my life. I was so touched by them and they blessed me and brought me closer in my walk with the Lord.

The NIV translation is so easy to understand and will help those who are new to Bible reading to understand what they are reading. It's also a wonderful translation for those of us who have been reading the Bible for years. It's written in every day English that makes for easy understanding and pleasant reading.

This is a wonderful Bible that will inspire and bless you with each page you read. You'll love the thoughts and devotions from Brennan Manning as much as I did, I'm sure.  I highly recommend this Bible!

*This Bible was provided to me for my honest review by the BookSneeze Program.

Blessings - Julie

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