A Year of Biblical Encouragement for People in Recovery Specific helps for those involved in the Twelve Steps Articles help you connect Scripture and the Twelve Steps The full text of the most read, most trusted NIV Day-by-Day Encouragement for People in Twelve-Step Recovery Millions of people from all over the world have used the Twelve Steps since they were first written decades ago. The NIV Recovery Devotional Bible stands alongside these Twelve Steps as a unique tool for those in recovery from addictive, compulsive, or codependent behavior patterns. The NIV Recovery Devotional Bible is not a substitute for going to meetings or working the Twelve Steps through an authorized program such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, or Narcotics Anonymous. Rather, the NIV Recovery Devotional Bible is a life-building, user-friendly resource designed and written to help readers through each day. This unique Bible can support and strengthen recovery in many ways.
Connecting the reader with Biblical principles that support the recovery process, it can expand one's understanding of God and how to relate to God, illuminate the spiritual truths behind the Twelve Steps, provide a rich resource for prayer and meditation, and provide fresh perspective on the link between faith and recovery. Feeling bad? Feeling good? Look in the index for an appropriate topic (frustration, resentment, fear, faith, hope, etc.) and find a listing of related Scriptures. The NIV Recovery Devotional Bible is organized so that it can be used in a variety of ways. It is full of features that will help those in recovery see the Bible and experience personal faith in a whole new way. Features The first and only recovery Bible based on the most read, most trusted NIV, offering day-by-day encouragement for people in Twelve-Step recovery programs 365 daily meditations written by Melody Beattie, J. Keith Miller, Frederick Buechner, Dale and Juanita Ryan, A.
Philip Parham, Barbara Stephens, and many others help readers apply Biblical principles to the recovery process More than 400 in-text Life Connections tie Bible portions to the Twelve Steps 2000 Step Markers indicate passages that relate to particular steps of the Twelve-Step plan Reading plans help to tailor Scripture readings to specific needs Articles explain how to use the Bible and help readers connect Scripture and the Twelve Steps Brief, thoughtful prayers give direction in connecting to God from the heart Book introductions offer overviews of Biblical material Subject index for locating topics easily Attractive 2-color design throughout Double-column format 9-point type The NIV Recovery Bible gives men and women in Twelve Step programs the power and support they need as they draw close to God, the source of their recovery.
Verne Becker is the computer technology coordinator at Marymount School in New York City. He is the author/editor of thirteen books, including The Real Man Inside and the Recovery Devotional Bible. He has collaborated on books with Olympic decathlete Dave Johnson, Auca missionary Olive Fleming Leifeld, and Bible smuggler Brother Andrew. He lives in Nyack, NY, with his wife, Nancy.