Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hope in the Mourning Bible (NIV)

Book Description:
WHEN A CASSEROLE OR A GREETING CARD ISN'T ENOUGH. Grief is one of life's toughest challenges. During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow. The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful sense---in the midst of the coldest winter---that spring will one day come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer inspiration and hope based in God's Word and his promises to those who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days. Features* Complete text of the NIV, the world's most popular modern-English Bible* Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness* A prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on the book of Psalms* Short reflections and song lyrics for meditation * Resources page containing information for those seeking additional help

My Thoughts:
The Bible is my absolute favorite book, without question.  That being said there are several different translations and different devotional topics from them.  This is a NIV version devotional Bible for those in mourning.  I thought the devotional topics and the way they were addressed were quite good.  I had some issues with the NIV translations on some verses and the changing of the book names.  Realistically, I believe this Bible can help those working through a loss.  I grew up on the NKJV version and while the translations are close, I would use the devotional portions of this Bible with the NKJV were it me.
I rate this a 3/5.  I believe it will help those in mourning, I just have reservations about some of the differences with the translation.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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