Monday, January 2, 2017

Book Review: The Beyond Suffering Bible

About the book:
There is hardly a person who doesn’t know someone dealing with a disability, disease, chronic illness, or other form of personal suffering. The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study Bible to directly address those who suffer and the people who love and care for them. From bestselling author, singer, and radio host Joni Eareckson Tada and the experts at Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, the Beyond Suffering Bible is filled with thousands of notes and features that invite you into a conversation about suffering and its place in your life. Each feature has been carefully created to provide you with valuable information, meaningful encouragement, and challenging applications as you encounter God’s Word.
  • Devotional readings helping you discover God's answers to your most difficult questions
  • "A Word From Joni": full-page articles reflecting her heart for God in the midst of suffering
  • "Profiles": articles on people in the Bible who struggled with suffering
  • "Connection Points" notes: study notes helping you connect with a biblical theology of suffering
  • Full text of the New Living Translation (NLT)
  • 9.25" x 6.50"
In 1967 Joni Eareckson Tada was injured in a diving accident at 17 years old, leaving her in a quadriplegic state with minimal use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, Joni re-entered the community with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.
Joni and Friends began in 1979 at Joni’s house as she and her friends responded to the many questions and needs pouring in from families affected by disability who read Joni’s books or had seen the movie of her life. From the beginning, Joni, her staff, and volunteers devoted their energies to developing Christ-centered programs and services which would help meet the spiritual and practical needs of disabled people and their families, including Family Retreats, the distribution of wheelchairs and Bibles worldwide to people affected by disability, and church training at local and national disability ministry conferences. Joni and Friends continues to reach out around the world to people and families affected by disability with the love of Christ and the practical help they need.

My thoughts:
The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study Bible of its kind. It is aimed at people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. 
 There are essays written by Joni Eareckson Tada and others who have been through significantly suffering, profiles of Bible characters who have suffered, devotions, and a study guide based around different questions.    

This Bible is jam packed with references and resources to answer question such "why did this happened?" To " if God is good,how could He allow my suffering?" 
Though geared towards those with illness  I think any can gain from the study Bible. We all suffer and have questions  in one form or another, The Beyond Suffering Bible points us in a Biblical direction to answer our questions.

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  1. I'm going to be reading and reviewing this new Bible too! I can't wait to dig in! It looks good. Thanks for sharing about it today!

  2. I've really liked it :) I decided to download the app bc the Bible is so heavy. I like the perspective of the commentary, it's spot on!