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The Life Recovery Bible edited by David A. Stoop and Stephen F. Arterburn

February 17, 2010

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!


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  1. Holly Johnson permalink

    Yes! I have used the Bible in a recovery group. However, I was not able to use all the benefits of the book because I moved. It has been difficult finding another group like that that was so focused on God and healing.

  2. erin hawkins permalink

    I truely.feel like something like this.would be a great.tool to have in ur.toolbox. knowing firsthand of the battle. Have not read yet but short.on funds. Would love a donation book by postal mail. So i myself.may benefit from its words.

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