Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

Zondervan Publishers' "NIV Ragamuffin Bible" is a Bible that is meant for the "bedraggled, beat-up & brokenhearted", as the title implies. The text of this Bible is a traditional New International Version translation, and it is consistent with other NIV translations. What makes this Bible slightly different from others is the addition of "reflections", which are little boxes placed throughout the text that have words of wisdom from Brennan Manning.

Brennan Manning, who is the author of "The Ragamuffin Gospel" and many other Christian works, passed away in 2013. This Bible, with many insights from Manning is a wonderful tribute to his life's work spreading the gospel of Christ. These "reflections" that are placed throughout this Bible are meant to encourage, uplift, and inspire. Manning's wisdom and insight shine throughout this Bible via his own words and thoughts.

I thought this Bible was a unique and wonderful way to help those who are struggling keep the faith, and find inspiration. I would definitely recommend this version of the Bible to anyone who is going through a difficult time, or struggling in their faith. It's a wonderful version, and Brennan Manning's words are soothing to any hurting soul.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book from, through their blogger program for free, in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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