ECPA's Rush To PressNew NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible Provides Comfort for the Journey of Grief and Sorrow

Diane Morrow


Grand Rapids, MIGrief is an inevitability of life. Yet, in times of grief and despair, God reveals himself and his promises for a better tomorrow. Nothing can minister as deeply to those who are mourning as the counsel and comfort of God’s word. Now, the NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible by Zondervan (March 2014) adds another layer of hope to anyone wrestling through the darkest days of life.

The new devotional Bible pairs the wisdom of God’s word with insights, testimonies and encouragement from writers who are themselves intimately acquainted with the journey of grief. The sensitive collection of devotions emphasizes the love of the Father for his children and provides heavy duty consolation to those who are hurting, no matter the reason.

The causes for grief are many, and none more heartbreaking than the death of a loved one. The Hope in the Mourning Bible shares solace and support to anyone whose world has been shattered by the loss of someone they loved, whose faith has been shaken or whose strength has been spent. The NIV Bible features:

  • the full text of the Bible, New International Version
  • devotions written by and for those who have suffered loss
  • “Heart Whispers,” passionate prayers for use by those who grieve
  • “Mourning Moments,” stirring reflection questions to promote healing
  • “Drink Deeply,” soothing song lyrics for meditation and journaling
  • a beautifully serene hardcover design
  • a biography of each devotional author
  • a prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on Psalms
  • a resource page for those seeking additional help

Though grief will surely come in the course of one’s lifetime, those who know God are challenged in his word “not to grieve as others, as those who have no hope” and to encourage each other with the truth that someday “we will be with the Lord forever.” The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible gently guides the reader through the grieving process and assures the believer that joy will return and spring will, without a doubt, come again.


I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.  – Jeremiah 31:13b

NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible


March 2014 Timothy Beals, devotional editor

ISBN-13: 9780310422914   $34.99

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