Thursday, September 17, 2015
Daily readings for teen girls by popular Christian female authors (Annie Downs, Bekah Hamrick Martin, Christine Caine, Crystal Kirgiss, Bethany Hamilton, Nicole Weider, Elsa Kok Colopy, Denise Van Eck and more)
Character profiles of women in the Bible
Book introductions for each book of the Bible
Highlighted promises of God: verses worth remembering
A concordance for help in finding verses
The complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
What I Like: Everything. This a great bible for teen girls. While this study bible is packed with lots of great features I loved the highlighted promises of God (highlighted in pink) and the character profiles of women of the bible. My absolute favorite feature is the Daily Reading by influential Christian authors. It's unique to teen bibles, but more than that, its like these influential women are talking directly to teen girls and offering them wisdom that's easy for them to comprehend when scripture may be unclear to them.
For example, Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer Movie, Rise Above Book) sheds some light on Psalm 19:14 where she asks if we speak differently depending upon the crowd we are with (pastors, parents, friends). She goes on to say how God is always listening and that a mouth check-up may be in order. This teen bible is filled with these Growing in Faith, Hope and Love readings.
What I Dislike: The concordance text is very, very small.
Overall Rating: Excellent
Age Appeal: 14-18
Publisher Info: Zondervan, 2015; ISBN: 978-0310749691; Hardcover, 1728 pgs., $29.99
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