Friday, March 07, 2014

Review of the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible.

“Many problems can arise from the improper handling of your emotions during grief. You can’t avoid having emotions, but how you respond to them will determine whether you proceed in a healthy manner or are doomed to unnecessary detours on your grief journey.”

Wise advice from the New International Version Hope in the Mourning Bible.  

Interspersed with devotionals to guide the reader through grief, it also includes questions that will cause the reader to apply God’s word to their own situation and prayers that will guide their spirit to seek God’s help. It is apparent by the insights and wisdom of these words that the writers are well acquainted with grief. The devotionals stress the deep love of God for His children.

Some of the content is taken from GriefShare, a well-known and tested resource used by churches around the world, to great effect. It also includes some song lyrics, a prayer appendix with 52 prayers based on the Psalms and a resource page for those seeking additional help.

This new Bible, published by Zondervan of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be a wonderful resource not only to those grieving but also to those helping them through it.

“I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:13b

NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible
March 2014 Timothy Beals, devotional editor
ISBN - 13:9780310422914