There is hardly a person who doesn’t know someone dealing with a disability, disease, chronic illness, or other form of personal suffering. The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study Bible to directly address those who suffer and the people who love and care for them. From bestselling author, singer, and radio host Joni Eareckson Tada and the experts at Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, the Beyond Suffering Bible is filled with thousands of notes and features that invite readers into a conversation about suffering and its place in each person’s life. Each feature has been carefully created to provide readers with valuable information, meaningful encouragement, and challenging applications as they encounter God’s Word.
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I highly endorse the Beyond Suffering Bible because I relate so personally to the urgent need for such a Bible. My recent experience with life-threatening cancer taught me that regardless of what suffering we go throughor what we facewe can always count on God’s sustaining grace. I firmly believe the purpose that Joni and her author friends have in writing such a masterpiece is to encourage each of us to stand firm in God’s grace. We know from Scripture that the most important thing we can do on this earth is to tell people the Good News about God’s grace. One immediate way you and I can do this is by sharing the Beyond Suffering Bible with others.
Suffering is an integral theme in Scripture and an unavoidable part of life. The Beyond Suffering Bible connects readers to the pain, struggle, and healing that is everywhere in the biblical narrative, helping us bridge the gap between our experience of suffering and the hope we can have in Christ. This will be a helpful, encouraging resource for many!
No one should suffer alone. This Bible awakens the tormented heart to God’s healing presence and perfect peace.
I look forward to using and recommending the Beyond Suffering Bible as a resource and place of comfort. I am grateful for the many ways God will use this Bible to remind us of God’s hope in the midst of a broken world where we do not yet see clearly.
My wife, Paulette, and I are closely acquainted with Joni for more than four decades. She is an inspirational example representing the deepest of theologians rooted in the seminary of suffering, and in all things has emerged more than a conqueror in her beloved Jesus Christ. This Beyond Suffering Bible, with her distinct signature of credibility, will impact thousands for the cause of Christ, just as her thoughts have encouraged us in our journey with our precious special-needs daughter. It is a fresh picture of God’s sustaining and victorious grace.
Throughout human history, no book has brought more comfort or hope to struggling lives than the Bible. Now comes a study Bible especially designed for that noble purpose. It’s a gift of life!
The complexity of university students’ lives makes this Bible a tremendous resource to guide them through one of the most overwhelming and important transition periods of their lives. The insights of the Beyond Suffering Bible provide a clear road map to a life of godly service and significance.
As human beings, we naturally desire a God that provides security, prosperity, and painless living! For multitudes of believers affected by disabilities, that image of God has been shattered, leaving them confused, bitter, and alone. Their tears do not cease to flow, and their anxieties continue to grow. They are often isolated within the Christian community and looked upon as charity cases rather than necessary contributors to the health and growth of the body of Christ. Where can one affected by disability turn to discover the true heart and mind of God for them? What can point them to the obvious but often neglected voice of hope from the God of comfort?The God of all comfort speaks to suffering saints from Genesis to Revelation. Finally, the Beyond Suffering Bible points the seeking heart to countless pearls of hope within the Scriptures! This one-of-a-kind study Bible unveils the heart of God for those afflicted with disability page after page. Solid theology with pastoral application would be an apt description of the Beyond Suffering Bible.Disability does not discriminate according to age, gender, ethnicity, or language. Neither does the hope, help, dignity, and comfort of the Word of God. Rather than creating a God of your choosing who fails to meet your expectations, discover your Creator and experience his comfort through his Word! Whether you are suffering with a disability or ministering to someone who is, get a copy of the Beyond Suffering Bibleit will strengthen your faith.
Being recently immersed with a family in the raw grief of a tragedy, I found myself reading the Beyond Suffering Bible not only through my eyes but also theirs. I can’t say enough about the value of this monumental work. To integrate God’s Word with such sparkling, honest, and Christ-centered insights was brilliant. I don’t know how this Bible could be better or more complete! I believe our Redeemer will use it powerfully. I can’t imagine any person who loves God and loves people not loving this amazing product. I will personally give the Beyond Suffering Bible to many. I’m glad to offer my most enthusiastic recommendation for this extraordinary resource!
It would be hard to imagine a more important topic or a more appropriate person to address it. Joni has lived a life of faith forged by challenge. This Bible is a timely contribution and a valuable resource.
I am such a big fan of Joni Eareckson Tada. She is an inspiration for everyone who knows her or knows of her. The Joni and Friends International Disability Center has been named one of the Best Christian Workplaces for 2016their 11th consecutive year for this award. The Center continues to make a major difference in their mission to help people with disabilities all over the world. Now with the Beyond Suffering Bible, Joni has taken her faith and her important work to a whole different level. Since we all have painful issues to deal with at various times in our lives, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from this Bible. It is a special gift to the worldand so is Joni.
There is no one I trust more than Joni Eareckson Tada to address human suffering with biblical wisdom, theological discernment, and Christian compassion. This extraordinary resource brings the ministry of Joni and Friends right into your home with fresh insight and gospel hope for persevering through painful trials. It’s a study Bible for people who suffer and the people who love them, which means that it’s a study Bible for all of us.
Out of the depths of her own travail, Joni knows three things: that suffering is an undeniable reality in this fallen world; that the Bible is the world’s best resource for sufferers; and that lasting hope and help for those whose lives have been permanently altered by suffering is only found in the presence, power, promises, and grace of God. And because she does, she has produced a resource that will bring comfort, hope, and direction to countless people who are affected by disability. I love the Beyond Suffering Bible! I know of no resource like it.
Joni Eareckson Tada is one of my heroes. Her positive attitude and deep love for the Lord, despite incredible challenges, has been an inspiration to me.Now Joni has created the Beyond Suffering Bible to share the hope and encouragement that has ministered to her own heart through her struggle with disability. I highly recommend this great work because I believe there’s no one more qualified to deal with this subject than Joni Eareckson Tada.
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This year I have been reading the Beyond Suffering Bible during my Bible study time in the morning. I received a free copy through the Tyndale Blog Network, and I am loving it! The Beyond Suffering Bible is an encouraging and helpful resource. If you are wondering what the Bible says about suffering, disabilities, illness, and healing, but aren't sure how to look for answers, this study Bible is a good place to start. It is filled with devotions, study notes, articles, profiles, letters from Joni, and more! While reading the Beyond Suffering Bible this year, I have been reading through various whole books of the Bible, plus the study notes and other resources contained within those pages. But if you wish to follow a reading plan or a topical guide, those are available too. At the beginning of each book of the Bible there is a one page overview that explains the suffering and disability themes found in that book. This is one of my favorite features in this study Bible. Another favorite part is the profile pages. Some of the profiles feature people from the Bible. Other profiles feature people who are living today with disabilities or who are facing suffering in other ways. I am enjoying the Beyond Suffering Bible. This is a book I plan to keep in my library for a very long time. I received a paperback copy of this book, but I would not recommend the paperback version. The paperback cover is too thin and flimsy for such a big book that will be used often. If you are looking to buy a copy of the Beyond Suffering Bible, I would recommend getting either the hardback or one of the leatherlike bindings. I received a complimentary copy of the Beyond Suffering Bible from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This is a really awesome bible! I love bibles, I have several already but when I see a new one to review I jump at the chance to do so! Bibles are amazing and honestly there are so many available these days that you can find just about any style you could ever want! This one is a large book with nice size print. It has reading plans available and also has chapters laid out into handy little sections that refer to specific scriptures such as: how to seek God in suffering, trusting God, temptation, success and many others. It also has a nice introduction to the New Living Translation. There is also little connection points interspersed throughout the chapters that help connect what you are reading on that page to something you have already read. It is a very nice bible! It also has a free resource website! beyondsuffering.com I will be recommending it! I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Keep On Keeping On! What is suffering? Is it long-term physical pain, deep grief, or emotional issues that cut like a knife—perhaps some or all of the above? Any or all of these things can leave you reeling, and if it doesn’t go away and becomes chronic, facing it daily can be overwhelming. Although friends and family may want to be supportive, long-term problems can wear down relationships. Turning to God and the Bible for help are excellent ideas. The Beyond Suffering Bible hopes to take that a step further by offering support for those living with continuous challenges. Along with the regular scriptures, throughout this Bible are some inserts written from the point of view of people with persisting problems. This Bible is the result of a partnership with Joni Eareckson Tada and Tyndale House Publishing. Joni is no stranger to a life that has struggles and challenges. She is a paraplegic who has been wheel chair bound for the last five decades after a diving accident when she was a teenager. She is very honest about the hardships she has faced since then. Surprisingly because of that, she has a strong faith in God, and always points to Him for help. Another title for this Bible could be The Encouragement Bible. It does not pretend that hard things will not come our way, but it also offers hope to face those really big hard life struggles. It encourages. Many of us are blessed to own at least one Bible, and often as not, many of us have more than one, sometimes we even own multiple translations. So why would anyone want to buy one more Bible, especially if they already have this translation, the New Living one? Get it because of the perspective this Bible is written from. As a Bible itself, the front it is printed in is one of the best I have seen for a long time, and the volume is very pleasing to the eye. So getting this just to use as a Bible alone would be a good choice, but it offers so much more. Everyone will have something hard to live through, it may not be a disability, but it will be something hard, and that makes this Bible one that is relatable to everyone. According to the Bible Gateway article of July 14, 2016, one in five Americans live with a physical disability, one in six live with a chronic condition and 10 million yearly experience a mental illness.* Chances are you interact or know one of these people—or are one yourself. This is a valuable resource for anyone suffering, or anyone who cares about someone who is. On a personal note, I have been living with a chronic health problem for more than two decades. In the past year, I have also faced a time of deep grieving. I found this Bible to be very supportive, and up-lifting. I highly recommend it. As the cover of the Bible states, “where struggles seem endless, God’s hope is infinite.” Tyndale House Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of the Beyond Suffering Bible, for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
For many years, Bible publishers have released many types of application Bibles where the intention is to aid a specific target group of readers to better understand God's Word as it applies to them. The first application Bibles I can remember were Men's Study Bibles, Women's Study Bibles, and Teen Study Bibles. These books consisted of the Scripture of a complete Bible, but with added commentary pages, footnotes, and marginal notes from the targeted point of view. Now, you can find boys' application Bibles, girls' application Bibles, students' applications Bibles, Warrior Application Bibles for those who were or are in the military, and life lessons from certain individuals' points of view (such as the Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible). I remember fondly the Scofield Bible my grandmother gave to me so many years ago. I loved all the extra insights written in the margins and footnotes. Now I have a new favorite Application Bible: The Beyond Suffering Bible. Application Bibles come in many translations. This particular Bible uses the New Living Translation. In the first few introductory pages you'll find an explanation of the different types of translations. The NLT is meant to be a thought by thought translation written to flow smoothly as it's read aloud. This is one of the reasons I love this Bible so well. It is easy to read and understand. A person suffering from physical or mental anguish does not need to struggle with a language or cultural barrier while they are seeking God's help in enduring their various trials. I believe this translation is a great fit for this type of application Bible. Another reason I love this book is for its devotional aspect. This feature is where the rubber meets the road! Interspersed among the pages of each chapter are page-long devotionals written with the sufferer or their caregivers and supporters in mind. The Foundation that has partnered with Tyndale House to publish this unique Bible is Joni and Friends. Joni Eareckson Tada herself has been a quadriplegic since 1967. Her organization has spearheaded an outreach ministry called the International Disability Center which reaches out to people all over the world affected by disabilities of all kinds. They are uniquely qualified to write devotions that will touch the reader's heart, no matter what has caused their suffering. I could go on and on and tell you more about the variety of features packed into this special book, but I would like to share with you how this book particularly impacts my life. There are many kinds of disabilities. None of them are worse than any other kind of disability. For example, there are physical and very visible disabilities, physical but invisible afflictions, and invisible and perhaps not-so-physical disabilities. My own malady is invisible: Bipolar Type 2. There are people who think mental illnesses are not a legitimate disorder but a by-product of an overly self-centered society; that may contribute to it, but the affliction is very real to me. I know dozens of others who would agree with me. Several Mental illnesses are difficult to diagnose, and patients get treated more or less by trial and error. I need to rely heavily on God and a support group to help cope with the inner turmoil that hits me in cycles. This resource is a Godsend for me. I can see how much this Bible will mean to many who suffer in silence and without a good support system in their lives. I plan on using this Bible as much as possible in m
I received a request to read and review this Bible. At first I ignored it wondering how I would read and review a whole Bible. But when I reread the email the night after sitting in the hospital another day with my very ill son, I knew I had to read it. But when I got it, I found that it was written more along what I had to deal with. At the end of the Bible portion of the book are articles written by various people. One of the first I read was "The Constant Distraction". I felt I was reading my story! Having suffered an injury over 15 years ago, I have lived with constant pain and had to learn how to manage the fine line of what I can do for how long and how often and still be able to live a fairly normal life. Other articles that really spoke to me were "How to Be a Loving Friend to Those Affected by Disability" and "Becoming a Welcoming Church". The Bible is the New Living Translation, which is very easy to read and understand. It contains a users guide to help the reader use the Bible. It also includes ten reading plans that are broken up into five to 7 readings. The reading plans make the Bible a very good choice for small group Bible Studies. I really enjoyed "Growing Spiritually Through Suffering" and Praising God Through Suffering". The books of the Bible start out with a short over view of the book, who wrote it, when and it's purpose. The over view also lists the suffering and disability themes in the books. Through out the books are Connection Points to help the reader understand specific verses. There are also profiles of the authors and people in the Bible books and additional writing within the books to read more in depth. I am so glad I decided to accept this book from Tyndale Publishing. It has replaced the Bible I have used for years. It is so easy to read and understand. I really like the additional readings and Connection Points added to the books. I have found myself rethinking what I have read several times. And I enjoy the background of the Biblical people that is in the Profiles. I especially enjoyed reading Joni Eareckson Tada's story. She gives so much encouragement to so many people just by how she has moved past her disabilities. This Bible is not just for the person living with illness or injuries, it is for anyone who knows someone struggling with illness or injuries. We all know someone that struggles with these and this Bible is great for the caregiver, support person and friends as well. I feel this would be a great addition to any church Bible Study ministry, to reach out and show they care. If I could find one negative to say about this specific edition of this Bible, it would be that the pages are so thin. Turning the pages is a little hard when laying down. I am afraid they might rip. But this Bible is available in other formats. Thank you to Tyndale Publishing for allowing me to read and use this Bible, this is my honest review.
The Beyond Suffering Bible, published by Tyndale in the New Living Translation, aims to encourage readers that in the midst of extensive, ongoing struggle, God offers an infinite, glorious hope. Included along with the Biblical text are: Devotionals written by Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has been paralyzed since 1967. Profiles of others who have experienced disabilities or filled a role as a caregiver. Notes and articles by professionals who help those with disabilities. Study notes interspersed throughout the text that accentuate what the Bible says about suffering. Introductions to each book of the Bible that give background information as well as synopsis. Topical reading plans on suffering, disability, and healing. Reference resources: A NLT Dictionary/Concordance, maps, and a dedicated space for notes. My thoughts: A good blend of experiences from Joni, other people, and doctors provided authenticity and a well-rounded view of dealing with prolonged suffering. Ongoing suffering is not something the Christian world addresses frequently (at least in my experience) and there is a crucial, wonderful message that the authors really tried to bring out – God's heart for the afflicted. His tender mercies to the disabled. His protective hand in each life. The book introductions were perfect for both those new to faith and those who are not. I found them simple to understand as they highlighted basic information and deeper themes of each book, some of which I'd not previously known or noticed. I requested to review this book with the intention of giving it to a family member who is serving as caregiver to her husband. My expectations were met and exceeded. I recommend the Beyond Suffering Bible: Where Struggles Seem Endless, Gods Hope is Infinite to anyone struggling with disability or acting as caregiver on a regular basis to another person. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
The Beyond Suffering Bible NLT is perfect for those dealing with a disability, disease, chronic illness, or other form of personal suffering. The Beyond Suffering Bible is the first study Bible to directly address those who suffer and the people who love and care for them. I absolutely love that this Bible deals with suffering because these days there seems to be more and more people suffering. My family and I pray every night for several people who are suffering and it is difficult to even think about because our list seems to continue to grow and grow. Although, recently it has shortened due to a few losses but with those losses we add even more people to the list because now those that are left behind are suffering from loss. I love that this Bible helps those suffering and has even been helpful in my own personal life. The Beyond Suffering Bible NLT is an excellent Bible and I highly recommend it! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
The Beyond Suffering Bible NLT: Where Struggles Seem Endless, God's Hope Is Infinite - is a new bible produced by Joni and Friends, Inc. Joni Eareckson Tada of Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, is known best by many readers, as an inspirational hero of faith who suffers from quadriplegia as a result of a diving injury suffered at the age of 17. I first learned of Jodi Eateckson Tada's story as a college student when I read her inspirational autobiography. Over the years I found myself drawn to her story and example when life became difficult with various trials. Her faith and resilience in the face of disability and tragedy is an inspiration and model for all Christians and especially for those facing tragic circumstances and disability. One may wonder where Joni finds her strength and how she maintains her strength and faith. For true inspirational devotionals, side by side with the full text of the bible- this bible resource is where to turn. Unlike many devotional bibles on the market- this bible is truly dedicated to those readers who are actively suffering. This bible provides the tools needed to empower and inspire even the most apathetic and depressed of readers. Whether you are facing the grief of loss, terminal illness, disability or even the loss of a job- this bible is certain to provide comfort- not only with the inspired words of scripture, but also with the articles and devotionals that help bring the word of God to life. The devotionals focus on scripture but also help the reader to see how God's word can be practically applied when facing a crisis, or tragedy or even a chronic illness. As a blogger I received a copy of this bible published by Tyndale for the purpose of writing this review.