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Book review -- Ragamuffin Gospel Bible: Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted

Although I probably have too many bibles in my house, I had read just enough of Brennan Manning's writing to pique my curiosity about this new bible. Manning, who died last year, is best known for "The Ragamuffin Gospel", which is but one of many Manning books from which quotes, paragraphs, and statements were pulled for this devotional bible. 
The selected writings are, in many cases, perfect for each passage they accompany. Manning had a rare gift, and this bible is a perfect introduction to those who have never read his work before. This devotional accomplishes its purpose of providing excellent commentary alongside scripture. 
The closest thing to a negative, and it's a small one, is that the Ragamuffin Bible only comes in one translation: the NIV. 
The Booksneeze book review program  provided a copy of this book to me in exchange for an honest review.