What makes this Bible exceptional for recovery is that these concepts often link to another—just like the way feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in recovery are often linked to one another. Here’s an example: maybe you’re feeling anxious or depressed and blame yourself for the adverse affects your addiction created. You could look up “blame,” as a search term, then be directed to forgiveness, restoration, reconciliation, and then relationships. Think about this a minute.
One of the biggest goals of recovery is to overcome negative mindsets like blame and replace them with positive ones (like forgiveness) so that you can experience better health, wellness, and stability (three things that are restorative).
Now think of it this way—this Bible was created to follow the Twelve Steps. Let’s take this example further and frame it within the Steps. Again, you start with the negative (blame) and progress to learn about restoration (Step Two), reconciliation (Steps Eight and Nine), and areas pertaining to relationships (Steps Eight, Nine, and Twelve).
Now you can see how this process closely mirrors the progression of the Twelve Steps. In order to protect your sobriety and find emotional, mental, and spiritual freedom, you must work towards repairing the wrongs you made while using drugs or alcohol. Not only do these steps protect your sobriety, but they aid you in cultivating a more positive mental state. In doing so, you can better protect yourself from risk factors for depression, anxiety, and/or other mental health disorders.