I am familiar with NIV Bibles (I own a few); however, I had never read any of Brennan Manning's writings before. I'm glad for the opportunity to review the NIV Ragamuffin Bible. It's filled with insightful reflections, devotions, and quotes from Brennan Manning. He highlights God's extravagant & unrestricted love and grace! I enjoyed and appreciated his Christ-centered, grace-filled, humble and honest writings. Do you feel like a ragamuffin... ragged, wretched, unworthy, and unlovable? Brennan wants you to know beyond a doubt that God loves you, treasures you, and delights in you. If you feel broken, disheartened, and exhausted, check out this Bible and prepare to be refreshed, encouraged, and inspired. This Bible would make a great gift for new believers and those who struggle with embracing God's unconditional love and grace.
"Christians filled with the authenticity, commitment and generosity of Jesus would be the most spectacular sign in the history of the human race. The call of Jesus is revolutionary." (page 443)
"Through no merit of ours, but by his mercy, we have been restored to a right relationship with God through the life, death and resurrection of his beloved Son. This is the Good News, the gospel of grace." (page 1281)
~ I received a free copy of this Bible via The B & B Media Group, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.