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Saturday, July 5, 2014

REVIEW: NIV Teen Study Bible

Title: NIV Teen Study Bible
Series: none
Editors: Lawrence O. Richards and Sue W. Richards
Published Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: hardback
Pages: 1632
ISBN: 9780310745501
Genre: Christian Bible
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon | Christian Book.com | Zondervan

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Synopsis: The bestselling NIV Teen Study Bible has an all-new updated design to appeal to the next generation of teens. Packed full of study features that help today’s students learn more about God, the Bible, and how God’s Word relates to their lives

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a nice hardback NIV study Bible focused towards teens. The coloring of the Bible cover is in gender neutral greens, whites, and browns. The beginning of the Bible starts out with the Apostles' Creed as well as a brief history behind the Creed as a root to our faith. Each book has a one page introduction that explains the book, names the major characters of the book, and mentions a few things that were occuring around the world at the same time.
But what makes this Bible any different from any of the other masses of study Bibles out there? The language is slightly easier than I've found in an adult Bible. In order to address some of the angst of the hormonal teenage years, there are the "Dear Jordan" advice letters that address modern day issues that teenagers face. At the same time, there are the To The Point paragraphs that give Biblical advice on everyday issues such as problems with parents, peers and self-image.
At the end of the Bible are 8 pages of color maps that highlight the different areas during the history of the Bible.
Overall, I found this to be a very informative, and hopefully, helpful to teenagers as they go through what is some of their most difficult years of their lives.

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