The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study bible made specifically for those who suffer and the people who love them.
As a pain sufferer myself, I was so excited to be able to receive this Bible! Joni Eareckson Tada has truly been a lifeline for me as I have suffered with pain and health issues in the past few years. She always, always points to God's Word for sustenance and comfort and this Bible is the perfect culmination of her ministry.
I really like the NLT version and find it very easy to read. It's perfect for the long time Christian as well as those who aren't familiar with reading the Bible. The font is easy to read and also large enough that it doesn't strain the eyes.
The first thing you'll notice is the beautiful cover. It's a picture of the beach and ocean and just gives you such a feeling of peace. When you open it, there's a gorgeous plate of the ocean with Scriptures on it. There is a beautiful letter from Joni and then several Bible reading plans after that.
My most favorite feature of this Bible for me is the "Topical Guide to Features" section. You can look up a specific word in this guide and it will lead you to Scriptures or other features within the Bible that specifically deal with that thing you're needing guidance on. When we are hurting, having a guide like this makes it so much easier to find the comfort within the Scriptures we are needing.
There are profiles concerning people that themselves suffered or had someone close to them that suffered. These profiles are so inspiring and I enjoyed reading about the courage and strength they drew from God.
There are little blue boxes called "Connection Points" that help us understand an important point of Scripture on the page. These are great for understanding the Scripture more deeply and being able to apply it to our lives.
I love this Bible! I am using it exclusively now as my Bible because it encourages me so much in my suffering and gives me the guides to finding Scripture and encouragement for my pain. If you suffer or take care of someone who does, this is truly a must have Bible for you! This Bible is truly a gift from God and I highly recommend it! I give it 5 out of 5 stars!
*This Bible was provided to me for my honest review by Tyndale Blog Network
Blessings - Julie