Saturday, May 19, 2018

Teen Study Bibles for the Teens in Your Life

My oldest grandson is approaching a "milestone" in his life; he will be leaving the Children's Ministry at our church and entering the Student/Middle School Ministry. A big moment for sure! 

As I thought about this the other day, I realized he has a Children's Bible. An actual Bible, yes, but a Bible designed for children with illustrations on the covers and features inside to help children read and understand the Bible. I especially like two of the Children's Bibles he has - the Investigator's Bible and the Children's Quest Bible, but they are Bibles for children and what new Middle Schooler wants to bring a Children's Bible to church with them?

So, I found some Bibles for teens and Zondervan kindly sent them to me for review - today I'm very happy to let you know about them.

NIV, Revolution Bible The Bible for Teen Guys 
Favorite Features -
  • NIV for ease of understanding
  • 12 full-color pages with info such as; 50 Passages which show God is a Revolution God and 50 ways to be a better friend
  • Introductions for each Book aid to understanding the Bible as a whole
  • “Battlelines” answer tough questions teens have and present the Bible’s perspective on spiritual growth and contemporary cultural topics 
  • Over 200 “Be the Change” articles challenge teen guys to discover God’s truth on a variety of topics
  • 100 “God Calling” notes bring focus to key verses on God’s words to teens’ lives
  • 100 “Live the Revolution” notes show teens how to change their lives impact others
  • 50 “Matchups” compare the Bible’s heroes and villains
  • “Christianity 101” introduces teens to the basics of Christianity
  • “Beliefs 101” helps teen guys dig deep into the underlying principles which shape their worldview
Zondervan says, "Explore what it means to live a revolutionary life for God with the help of the NIV, Revolution Bible. Packed with challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about today’s contemporary cultural issues, this best-selling Bible empowers young men ages 13-18 to ask big questions, discover fresh perspectives and impact others while living their faith on the edge. Teens will discover how to impact a broken and diverse world with fresh perspectives on a variety of faith-related issues. Their life, their relationships, their community: it’s all a big deal, and it takes a big, God-filled heart to make a difference. A revolution of the heart isn’t about how popular or tough they are. It’s about what God can do in them and through them. This newly updated edition uses the accurate, readable, and clear NIV translation and includes features strategically designed to empower teen guys in their quest for truth."

This Bible will help teen boys get a firm grip on what God's Word says and how it applies to their lives today. The features encourage teens to study and read their Bibles - excellent choice for teen boys.

NIV, Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens 
Favorite Features -

  • Rock Solid TRUTHS: Examines Christian beliefs and how other religions compare to the truth of God's Word
  • Rock Solid PRINCIPLES: Applies the Bible to daily decisions and challenges
  • Rock Solid PROMISES: Calls out what is (and is not) promised in the Bible
  • Rock Solid PLANS: Explores God’s plan and will for your life
  • Unshaken PEOPLE: Provides scriptural examples of overcoming difficulties
  • Unshaken GOD: Points who God is
  • Reading plans, 8 pages of color maps, book introductions, and more!

  • Zondervan says; "Feeling uncertain about your life? The world? Your future? Looking for something secure to hold onto in turbulent and confusing times? Wanting to know more about God?

    Address your questions and build a steadfast foundation for your faith with the NIV Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens. Find traction for your beliefs and promises for your future. Discover constant and concrete truths rooted in the unchanging love and promises of God."

    This Bible is filled with features which will help teens understand the truth of God's Word and how it applies to them in the world in which they live. Excellent study Bible for teens!

    NIV, Teen Study Bible 
    Favorite Features -

  • NIV for ease of Understanding
  • “We Believe” unpacks the Apostles’ Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith
  • Topical index helps with in-depth Bible study
  • Book introductions
  • Highlighted Bible verses to memorize
  • Q and As to test Bible knowledge
  • 4 full-color pages include a presentation page and information about the Apostles’ Creed
  • 8-page full-color map section
  • Biblical advice about friends, family, school, and other issues
  • Easy-to-read font size
  • Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.

  • Zondervan says; "This Bible keeps up with you! As an on-the-go teen, you’re moving fast. God is moving faster! The Teen Study Bible will help you keep in step with all He has done, is doing, and will do in the world—and in your life. This bestselling Bible will help you discover the eternal truths of God’s Word and apply them to the issues you face today."

    I love the features and size of this Bible - it is very handy for bringing anywhere and full of resources and tools to help your grandsons better understand God's Word.

    NIV, True Images Bible The Bible for Teen Girls
    Favorite Features -

  • NIV for ease of understanding
  • 12 Magazine-Style Quizzes will help girls learn more about themselves
  • In-depth introductions of each book in the Old and New Testaments.
  • “In Focus” notes explain the Bible’s perspective on contemporary cultural topics
  • Over 300 “Genuine” notes focus on the value of authenticity and true inner beauty.
  • Over 100 “Love Notes” give opportunities to reflect on God’s love.
  • 500 “Dare to Believe” challenges help you discover God’s truth about life and faith.
  • 52 “Mirror Images” share the stories of Biblical women.
  • “Christianity 101” introduces you to the basics of Christianity
  • “Beliefs 101” helps you dig deep into the underlying principles which shape your worldview
  • The cover is absolutely beautiful!

  • Zondervan says; "For 15 years, the best-selling NIV, True Images Bible The Bible for Teen Girls has been a trusted resource guiding teen girls ages 13-18 towards a closer relationship with God. Updated for this generation, this new edition is packed with tools and insight to help teens navigate today’s contemporary cultural issues with confidence, love, and grace. Facing today’s contemporary issues can be difficult, but the NIV True Images  Bible gives teen girls a fresh perspective on faith-related issues and provides tools to navigate a complex world. They will ask the big questions, take valuable lessons to heart, and help others do the same. Beautifully designed from the inside out, this Bible is filled with challenging insights, honest advice, and personal notes helping teen girls build a closer relationship with God as they set out on a personal journey of their world. Following Jesus isn’t unfashionable or illusive. It’s an authentic way of life! This newly updated edition uses the accurate, readable, and clear NIV translation and includes features strategically designed to empower teen girls in their quest for truth."

    I love this Bible! If I had a granddaughter entering her teen years, I'd absolutely give her this Bible! The inside is filled with tools to help her understand how the Bible applies and lives in her life today and the cover is beautiful!

    NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Teen Girls 
    Favorite Features -

  • Hundreds of verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art with 100 new illustrated verses added especially for teen girls
  • NIV for ease of understanding
  • Lightly ruled wide margins and high-quality paper for notes, journal entries, or artwork

  • Zondervan says; "
    Express your creativity while you reflect on the precious truths of Scripture with the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Teen Girls. With special ready-to-color artwork, this artistic edition features thick white paper and extra-wide margins leaving ample space for your own creative illustrations or journal entries. So gather your art supplies. No matter your artistic level, you will enjoy the hands-on experience with the visual beauty of Scripture."

    This Bible is a wonderful gift for the girl - or adult - who enjoys coloring and art. This Bible has the unique in-text features to help you personalize and express your love for God's Word. It makes a truly lovely gift.

    Children's Day is the second Sunday of June and any of these Bibles would make wonderful gifts for your new teen grandchildren, as well as grandchildren who have been teens for years. Consider taking time to underline some of your favorite verses and write a few notes to your grandchildren before you give it to them. Decades ago, I had a Mother's Bible in which I underlined and wrote notes for my daughter - the opportunity of presenting your grandchildren with a special Bible gives you a moment to add a special touch and hand down the faith in a personal and valuable way. I know some people who underline and write notes in Bibles for their grandchildren really "go to town" with it - which you could, but their Poppa and I are just selecting some favorite verses and are writing just a few notes as we want the Bibles we give them to be their Bibles. We want the boys to be encouraged to underline meaningful verses and write their own notes - to make them their Bibles. Yes, there will be a few underlined verses and a few notes from us, and I believe they will make the Bibles special and meaningful and allow us to hand down faith far into the future, but the Bibles will be for our grandsons and I want there to be room in them for the boys to make the Bibles their own.

    But, whether you "go to town with it", or just highlight special verses and write a few notes, consider using the opportunity of giving your grandchildren a study Bible a moment where you are able to hand down faith in a personal and particularly meaningful way.

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