The Life Recovery Bible edited by David A. Stoop and Stephen F. Arterburn
This is the second time I have reviewed a Bible and it is just as awkward as the first time. It helps that this time I am not reviewing the text itself. The Life Recovery Bible uses the text of the New Living Translation. This is the translation that I really like and that I have begun to most use. As with any study Bible or devotional Bible, it is the notes that distinguish it from other Bible editions. In The Life Recovery Bible, all the study notes, devotions, articles, and book introductions are written primarily for those individuals in some sort of recovery program. This is especially true for either Alcoholics Anonymous (or similar twelve step programs) or Christian twelve step programs. And there are notes, lots of them. They are well written and, from my perspective, should prove helpful to individuals struggling through recovery. As an evangelical Christian, I believe the Bible and Christian fellowship are keys to recovery. The notes in this Bible only reinforce that. I would recommend this Bible for those that are in its obvious target market.
A review copy of The Life Recovery Bible was provided to me free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an unbiased review.
If you have experience with individuals in recovery, recovery programs, or have experienced this issue firsthand, do you think a Bible like this would be helpful? Have you seen, read, or used this Bible? What do you think? Please leave your comment below!