Do you come to God feeling like a ragamuffin – unworthy and unlovable? Brennan Manning, the author of the classic The Ragamuffin Gospel, reminded us that we are still God's beloved, no matter what we've done. Each of us needs God's grace. Each of us needs to accept God's unconditional love in daily practice, not in theory only.
Excerpts from the life's work of Manning, who passed away in April 2013, are the heart and soul of the Ragamuffin Bible. It is intended for anyone who is not living in the fullness of God's grace, including Christians who live on a diet of grace mixed with law. The Bible features:
- an introduction by Brennan Manning, the “original ragamuffin”
- the complete text of the New International Version of the Bible
- 104 devotions that guide the reader into a deeper connection to God and His Word
- 250 reflections that help the reader understand what it means to be a child of God
- quotes that offer the reader thoughtful insights into God's kingdom
A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, Manning's spiritual journey took him down a variety of paths, all of them leading to the profound reality of God's irresistible grace. He spent the last forty years of his life helping others find their own identity in Christ.
This would make an excellent Bible to give to the undervalued and overlooked, such as those in homeless shelters.
Go to www.theragamuffinbible.com to see a book trailer and download a sample of the Bible. You can also buy the ebook version for only $4.99 through the end of December (2013).
Zondervan, 1460 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this Bible through the B&B Media Group for the purpose of this review.