NIV Ragamuffin Bible
Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted
>> By the late Brennan Manning
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. “My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ, and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it,” Manning writes. He spent the last forty years of his life helping others to find their own identity in the tenderness of Jesus Christ.
The Ragamuffin Bible is intended for anyone who is not living in the fullness of God’s amazing grace, including Christians whose growth has been stunted by a toxic diet of grace mixed with law. The Bible features:
- an introduction by Brennan Manning, the “original ragamuffin”
- the complete text of the Holy Bible, New International Version
- 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
- note pages at the end of each book in the Bible
As a writer, Brennan Manning is best known as the author of the contemporary classic, The Ragamuffin Gospel. He wrote many other influential and popular books, including Abba’s Child, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, Patched Together, The Furious Longing of God, The Parable of Willie Juan and his final book, All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir.
“The NIV Ragamuffin Bible is good news for every ragamuffin – the one who sleeps on the park bench or the one who sleeps in the church pew. Both have a spot in the Kingdom of God,” says Brown.
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