Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hope In The Mourning Bible by Timothy Beals

  • Hardcover: 1536 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310422914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310422914

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 take on this Bible:
Grief can be overwhelming, it can make you feel as if no one really understands what you are going thru. Sometimes we need the gentle reminder that God is with us and that there is hope for a better day. What I found within the pages of Hope In The Mourning Bible was daily and weekend reflective reading and they are written by people who have experienced grief.Along with each reading there is a Heart Whisper which is a closing prayer for the devotion. Each writing is tied to specific scriptures in the Bible which further touches and hopefully begins the healing process. There is a weights and tables chart and also a list of authors and biographies so that you can get to know the people who actually wrote the devotions. There are also song lyrics from Music For The Soul and there is a special webpage where users can access the music. The Bible itself is written in the easy to use NIV translation. It's small enough to carry, but the print isn't so tiny that I struggled to read it. There is a presentation page making it perfect for gift giving. Overall Hope In The Mourning is a nice little Bible filled with 52 devotionals that might provide hope to those experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one, or to anyone whose heart may be burdened with grief or sorrow.

A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review.

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