At the transitions of life, we often need a trusted guide. So within the pages of the NIV Life Journey Bible, we meet Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, who have brought so many great resources in understanding human growth and development from a Biblical perspective.
Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and co-host, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California.
Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and co-host of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He has written or co-written 27 books, selling over six million copies, including the bestseller Boundaries. He is also the author of Boundaries with Teens and Hiding from Love. He and his wife, Barbi, live in southern California. They have two grown sons.
What I particularly love about them is their transparency. Throughout the Bible, there are links to their reference pages, which are arranged topically. So you can use the Bible in many ways.
Of course, you can read the Bible from cover to cover, straight through. It has been said it takes 70 hours to read the Bible from beginning to end in one sitting. You might find it helpful to use one of the many Bible reading plans, especially the plan that walks you through the life of Jesus Christ.
Along the way, you will find links to Cloud and Townsend's study notes, which are really thoughts to ponder. These notes will be beneficial to connecting the land and people of the Bible to one's own experience. (which is where most people fall off of Bible reading, thinking, "How can this ever apply to my life?")
The NIV Life Journey Bible will be a great companion along your life journey.
This review will written as a part of the BookLook Bloggers program, sponsored by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and in no way am I compelled to give a positive review.