Most Bible fanatics have notes throughout their favorite Bible and love sharing these thoughts with others should the opportunity arise. Zondervan has released a new New International Version Bible called “NIV Ragamuffin Bible: Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted ”. Throughout the NIV Ragamuffin Bible: Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted Brennan Manning shares some of his Bible notes.
Richard Francis Xavier Manning a.k.a. Brennan Manning was born April 27, 1934 and died just shy of his 79th birthday April 12, 2013. As a Marine he served in the Korean war before graduating from Satin Francis University. In 1963 he was ordained a Franciscan priest. During his life journey this man who loved God became an alcoholic and overcame its’ stronghold.
THE NIV Ragamuffin Bible: Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted contains reflections by Brennan Manning. Unlike other Bibles the thoughts and ideas do not distract from the readers ability to study independent of someone else’s commentary.
A suggested reflection begins:
Psalm 84:3 “Home is that sacred space-external or internal where we don’t have to be afraid; where we are confident of hospitality and love…..”
That is just the first sentence of four, a simple thought that can lead to an hour meditation. Yes, there are comments from Brennan Manning that are greater in depth none of which I found controversial.
I recommend this book to my readers, particularly if you know of someone going through an addiction. It is well worth purchasing and an excellent tribute to a man of God
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.