Review Now! Celebrate Recovery Bible (NIV)

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The popular recovery program “Celebrate Recovery” brings you this devotional Bible that incorporates their program of eight principles based on Jesus’ sermon on the mount, and twelve Christ-centered steps. A wonderful Bible if you are struggling with anything, it will help you heal your “hurts, hangups, and habits”.

Features:

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  • Full NIV Bible

  • Articles that explain eight recovery principles and accompanying Christ-centered twelve steps

  • Over one hundred and ten lessons that unpack eight recovery principles in practical terms

  • Recovery stories that offers encouragement and hope

  • Thirty days of devotional readings

  • Over fifty full-page biblical character studies are tied to stories from real-life people who have found peace and help with their own hurts, hangups, and habits.

  • Book introductions

  • Side column reference system keyed to the eight recovery principles

  • Topical index

  • Double column format

  • Brownish text color, and easy to read fonts

  • Subject headings

What Makes This Bible Unique?

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This Bible has several unique features, that I haven’t seen in any other Bible I have.

The text throughout this Bible is a brownish color, unlike the traditional black colored text. The brown gives off a one of a kind type feel. Also in the back of this Bible you will find thirty devotionals, which is something I have not seen in any other bible. This makes a wonderful touch for people who love reading devotions. Also included is the Character studies, on people such as Mary Magdalene, the drunkard (in proverbs), Adam, Eve, and more. I find this is a unique feature it allows us to see that even people in the Bible struggled “with hurts, hangups, and habits.” The lessons in this Bible are part of the amazingly proven recovery program “Celebrate Recovery”. This is a one of a kind Bible with several unique features!

What Is Celebrate Recovery?

Celebrate Recovery, also referred to as CR, is a Christ-based approach to recovery that was a response to twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. It was founded in 1990 by Pastors John Baker and Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, and is aimed at all “hurts, habits, and hang-ups”, including but not limited to drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and people who have been sexually abused. The founders felt that Alcoholics Anonymous was too vague in referring to God as a “higher power,” and wanted a more specifically Christ-based program. Celebrate Recovery utilizes eight Recovery Principles that are based on the Sermon on the Mount. At the Faith-Based and Community Initiative Conference in 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush praised John Baker and Celebrate Recovery by saying that, “government is not good at changing hearts. But people like John Baker has been good about it and successful doing that.”

This information was obtained at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrate_Recovery

Personal Opinion:

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Until I received this Bible I was unaware of what “Celebrate Recovery” was I have learned that this Bible will help many people heal with the help of God. Personally, some of the notes/lessons are written kind of fundamentalist… If you can get past that part and allow God to talk to you, I can see this Bible helping many individuals. I love how this Bible has a brownish text, that is one of the first things I noticed when I opened up this Bible. The character studies are interesting to read, and the recovery stories are amazing. It shows that everyone has a story, people go through their own battles that usually no one else knows about. All in all I would recommend this Bible to anyone who is struggling in any type of way, nothing is to big or to small.

Where to Buy:

http://www.amazon.com/Celebrate-Recovery-Bible-John-Baker/dp/0310423147/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1408764964&sr=8-2&keywords=celebrate+recovery+bible

I received this Bible from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review (all opinions are my own!)

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