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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible

Grief is an inevitability of life.  Yet, in times of grief and despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow.  Nothing can minister as deeply to those who are mourning as the counsel and comfort of God's word.  Now, the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible by Zondervan adds another layer of hope to anyone wrestling through the darkest days of life.
The new devotional Bible pairs the wisdom of God's word with insights, testimonies and encouragement from writers who are themselves intimately acquainted with the journey of grief.  The sensitive collection of devotions emphasizes the love of the Father for His children and provides heavy duty consolation to those who are hurting, no matter the reason.

Features include:

  • Complete text of the NIV, the world's most popular modern-English Bible
  • Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness, with many devotions developed by writers for GriefShare
  • "Heart Whispers" - passionate prayers for use by those who grieve
  • "Mourning Moments" - stirring reflection questions to promote healing
  • "Drink Deeply" - soothing song lyrics for meditation and journaling
  • Hardcover design
  • Biography of each devotional writer
  • Prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on Psalms
  • Resource page fo those seeking additional help
While taking a look through the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible, I found the additional resources to the biblical text to be gentle yet bold reminders to press into Christ during our most difficult moments of life.  The devotional content is written by those who are or who have walked the dark road of grief.  I appreciated the transparency and genuine way the writers shared their experiences to help guide those in the midst of dark moments to keep pressing on until the light and love of Christ is fresh again.

This new resource published by Zondervan is a gift to those who are hurting and I can highly recommend it!
"I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow."  Jeremiah 31:13b
Thank you B&B Media Group for sending a complimentary copy for the purpose of this review.