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Overview This volume stands alongside the 12 Steps as a unique tool for those in recovery from addictive, compulsive, or codependent behavior patterns. Based on the New International Version, this unique Bible strengthens, assists, and encourages the reader with fresh perspectives on the link between faith and recovery.
Publishers Description The first and only recovery Bible based on the most read, most trusted New International Version, offering day-by-day encouragement for people in Twelve Step recovery programs.Features: * 365 daily Meditations help readers apply biblical principles to the recovery process* More than 400 in-text Life Connections tie Bible portions to the Twelve Steps* 2000 Step Markers indicate passages that relate to particular steps of the Twelve-Step Plan* Reading plans help to tailor Scripture readings to specific needs* Softcover edition available for use in ministry settings
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310936756 ISBN13 9780310936756 UPC 025986936754
Bible Binding: Paper, Flush Cut Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 9.00 Version: NIV Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction!
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More About Verne Becker
Verne Becker is the computer technology coordinator at Marymount School in New York City. He is the author/editor of thirteen books, including The Real Man Inside and the Recovery Devotional Bible. He has collaborated on books with Olympic decathlete Dave Johnson, Auca missionary Olive Fleming Leifeld, and Bible smuggler Brother Andrew. He lives in Nyack, NY, with his wife, Nancy.
Verne Becker currently resides in Nyack, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about NIV Recovery Devotional Bible-SC?
Enables deeper understanding Sep 4, 2006
Connects the Holy Bible and the 12-steps. Throughout you find easy to understand analogies that explain how this or that verse of the bible relate to recovery along with notations in the margins of which steps relate to which verses. I have this bible and use it at a recovery-friendly bible study held at my home - it makes the Bible easy to read and encourages discussion for deeper understanding.
My Recovery Mar 14, 2006
My sponser loaned me her Recovery Bible. I went online and brought my own. It has been by my side on my journey, Today, words have a new meaning from my Bible..
The plus and minus of recovery Bibles Feb 13, 2006
There are three major "recovery" or "12 Step" Bibles that have been in circulation for more than a decade. Each has its plus features and a general minus figure. Nobody can quarrel with the purchase of a Bible. Nor can those of us who are Christians discourage alcoholics and addicts from looking first to the Bible. If I were to select the two best of the three, I would point to this Bible and the Life Recovery Bible. I am acquainted with the editors of each. There is an immense amount of resource work in pulling together the Biblical segments, but the problems is that early AAs did not study all the Bible, nor were the 12 Steps taken directly from the Bible. Hence, pointing to this or that book in the Bible and then making comment about it and the Steps is simply private interpretation but not anything that has to do with the original recovery movement. My point is that Dr. Bob said that A.A.'s basic ideas came from the study of the Bible, but people have left it at that and not gone on to delineate what was studied. And the basic answer is that the Book of James, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13 were the major focus. See my title The James Club and The Original Program's Absolute Essentials. Hence when I am looking at a Recovery Bible, I look first at its treatment of the Book of James, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13. If it lacks a line by line study of these critical three segments, then it's not genuinely related to the original fellowship. When it comes to the Twelve Steps, they came largely from the language and teachings of Rev. Sam Shoemaker, Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in New York. Shoemaker was known as a "Bible Christian" and certainly taught on the basic ideas from the Bible that gave rise to Step ideas. Thus James 5:16 was his and A.A.'s source for Step 5. The Sermon contributed to the 8th and 9th Steps, and Sam taught on their sources. I don't find this in the Recovery Bibles. So it boils down to this. If you want to see what Shoemaker took from the Bible and inspired into the Steps, read my book Twelve Steps for You. If you simply want the product of a lot of careful research on the Bible and thinking about recovery by the editors, take a look at the Recovery Bibles and use them. Their histories are generally poor. Their commentaries are helpful. Their focus is far too broad. And they all seem to lack an understanding of the simple ideas from the Bible that came from James, the Sermon, and 1 Corinthians 13. Enjoy. Richard G. Burns, J.D. http://www.dickb.com/titles.shtml
Recovery, God and God's Word Aug 6, 2005
Recovery from substances and/or processes is well guided by using this Recovery Bible. The Recovery Bible offers meditations and relatedness from Scripture to recovery issues, questions and spiritual needs with daily thoughts and suggestions for further reading. Empowering a person in recovery strengthens everything in their life, which now must be centered on recovery. This Bible presents a foundation that is God-centered and principled, and I have witnessed its power both personally and as a Christian, Certified Addiction Professional. It adapts to either individual use or use in a group setting. I stand firm in the highest recommendation of this Recovery Bible. Dr. Lina Liken-Paske, CAP
My Favorite Bible! Jul 29, 2002
This Bible is my favorite bible for several reasons. First of all, it is aimed at people who have used/are using the 12 Steps. While I am not a 12 Step-er, I did come from a highly dysfunctional family. This Bible offers a lot of insight for those of us who have had dysfunctional families, histories of abuse, low self-esteem, and addictions/compulsions. The explanations are wonderful. There are also enlightening daily devotionals to read that guide you through the Bible in one year. If you've ever been scared to read a Bible because you don't think you'll understand it, or you don't think it relates to your current life, then this is the Bible to try.