About the Book-
When the pain and hardships seem overwhelming, we can be blinded to the beautiful realities often hidden in the passages of the Bible. The Beyond Suffering Bible was created by Joni Eareckson Tada and her team to highlighted the goodness of God during life’s hardest times.
It’s jam-packed with resources to answer the tough questions, take you deeper into God’s Word, and propel you to action:
- A Word from Joni devotionals show how to pursue God amid suffering
- Profiles of Bible characters and contemporary Christians illustrate how to discover God’s goodness during painful circumstances.
- Connection Points offer thousands of study notes that specifically address suffering
- Devotionals dig deep and tackle some of the toughest questions about suffering
- Book Introductions orient readers to vital information and focus on key suffering and disability themes.
It’s always a bit tricky (for me, at least) to review Bibles. What do I say?
THIS IS THE HOLY BIBLE. STRAIGHT FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD. READ AND APPRECIATE.
But because I’m an organised person who always knows what I was thinking before when I made (not) stupid decisions, I’m here today to review a Bible. (*confetti*)
Essentially, the Beyond Suffering Bible is a Bible for those suffering: disability, weakness, illness, and so on. There are special features in it that make it so: for instance, small devotionals like “Cruelty to Persons with Disability” or “Facing the Golden Years,” geared with a focus for those suffering.
Joni Eareckson Tada is a quadriplegic (after breaking her spinal chord while diving), and she has faced so much suffering in her life. Despite it all, she still brings glory to God while motivating others. She is the perfect person to put together the first study Bible for people suffering.
This is a NLT translation (which I don’t really understand/care about, but some people do so). I really like the book headers, that have an introduction to the book, and also the biography things, which highlight people.
Overall, I really like the study Bible aspects of the Beyond Suffering Bible. My personal Bible doesn’t have study Bible-y things (connection points, and the aforementioned book headers and biographies), so having this background is really nice.
As for aesthetics, it IS a soft-cover book, which is kind of odd for a Bible (at least, in my opinion), and the pages are essentially the dictionary/Bible thin pages.
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishing for providing me with a free print copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.