The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Hope sends out 1,000th 'Recovery Bible'

Vicki Navarro joins the celebration at Hope Lutheran, Hollywood, Calif., marking the congregation’s distribution of 1,000 copies of the Recovery Devotional Bible since 2006.

Vicki Navarro, Albert Aubin and Mark RasbachThat year Mark Rasbach, pastor (right), sent her one after she wrote asking for “something helpful to read” while she was in a rehabilitation correctional center.

Albert Aubin (center) wraps the Bibles that are mailed to people in recovery prisons and halfway houses nationwide.

“Requests come in every day from inmates seeing another inmate reading their Recovery Bible in prison,” Rasbach says. “Sometimes they are even stolen.”

Hope covers the costs of the Bibles.


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