Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NIV Ragmuffin Bible review

I had the opportunity to review the NIV Ragamuffin Bible hardcover edition. I have a lot of great things to say about this Bible.

The NIV Ragamuffin Bible by Zondervan is a Bible that is designed for the broken hearted or those who feel beat up. It contains both the Old and New Testament. The thing that separates this NIV apart from other BIbles are the moments of reflections that are found throughout the various pages. These reflections are really neat and come in different shapes. Some text boxes are small, while others are quite large. They may contain extensive explanation, but not always. I love how they tie the theme of the chapter into the text and make the Bible come alive. As a reader, it make is easiesr to understand and follow. The only thing I don't like is the fact that this Bible doesn't have maps and that it is in black and white. The Bible is in black and white, and I prefer color, but other than that, I really enjoyed this Bible!

Brennan Manning wrote the reflections in the Ragamffuin Bible and feature his lifetime work.  They are very inspirational and are near to the broken hearted. They are definitely for those who are struggling or who need a boost of encouragement. I think this Bible can be meant for anyone, but it defiantly targets a specific person or has the potential to do so. If you're looking to encourage someone who is facing something very difficult, I highly recommend this Bible. I will be donating this Bible to my churches prison ministry because I feel that it would be highly useful and would be encouraging to the inmates!
Thank you to Zondervan and The B&B Media Group for allowing me to review this awesome Bible! I was not compensated for a positive review.

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