Nothing beats giving a new Bible at Christmas (well, except receiving one, that is). And when that Bible is laced with inspirational thoughts by Brennan Manning, then you know it’s a winner.
The NIV Ragamuffin Bible, Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted (published by Zondervan) is such a Bible.
The Ragamuffin Bible contains the complete NIV text—the most popular modern-English translation—and myriad candid meditations from Manning’s own reflective journey in a quest to better know the God who not only loves him but also likes him. Manning fostered the idea that God actually likes His children. His devotionals not only expound that idea, but also divulge Manning’s own soul-searching trek and share the riches of God’s grace he finds along the way.
Read my full review in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner. This story will also appear in Assist News Service.
Janey DeMeo M.A.
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