Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Celebrate Recovery Bible (NIV)

"Celebrate Recovery Bible" is a Bible designed to support those who are in recovery after struggling with addiction. The Bible itself is a New International Version translation of the Bible text. This Bible uses eight principles, based on the Beatitudes, to connect the reader to the Biblical text through their addiction. Each principle is listed and explained in depth at the beginning of the Bible, and then throughout the text of the Bible, when a particular principle is supported by Scripture, there will be a small number next to the text, corresponding to the principle it references.

Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the chapter, including themes, author, date of writing, encouragement from the chapter, challenge from the chapter, reflection from the chapter, as well as an explanation of recovery themes in the chapter.

There are many additional lessons that appear randomly throughout this Bible, as well, with a Bible verse, explanation, and link to one of the principles. These help connect the Biblical teaching to the life that most addicts are living before they embrace sobriety. Also, there are recovery stories that appear throughout the Bible, as well. These are stories of one person and their personal struggles with addiction - I think this is a great addition to this Bible. Because of their habits, addicts tend to feel alone, and this helps them to relate to others, and to realize that they aren't alone at all.

Overall I would give this Bible a 4.5/5. I think the features were all incredibly helpful for this specific set of people, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is struggling with addiction, or who has embraced sobriety after addiction. The only complaint I have about this Bible is that I wish it were hardcover. The paperback cover tends to wear much worse than a hardcover, but other than that, I loved everything about this Bible.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this Bible for free from's blogger program in exchange for my honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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