Friday, March 7, 2014

Hope In the Mourning Bible

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 review:
  The amount of Bibles on the market can be overwhelming, and it seems every day they come out with a new kind of Bible. I admit when I saw this one, I thought "great, just what we need, another specialized Bible". But after receiving it and checking it out, I feel it is one that could be helpful for a person who is grieving.

 In addition to the features listed in the description, it also features sections where there are questions to answer.

 The Bible is laid out very well with all of the added features to help those who are grieving, and could be a great resource and help for those going through sad times. However, it is such a specialized Bible, I am not sure many people would see the necessity of buying one for themselves. It would most likely be a Bible purchased for someone else.

  And though there are plenty of books and resources out there for people who are grieving, it would be an advantage to have some of those resources combined with a Bible. So though it may seem like an unnecessary Bible, and just another in a long line of specialized Bibles, it is one that could be very helpful.

Hope In The Mourning Bible is available from Zondervan Publishing. Thanks to Zondervan for the review copy.