Review of The NIV Teen Study Bible

Leah Courtney
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I'm thankful that I've had the privilege to grow up in a Christian home and to now be raising my children in a Christian home. Because of this we never seem to have a shortage of Bibles in our home. And it seems as if there are so many, many different kinds of Bibles- from different translations to paraphrases to study Bibles to Bibles for different ages. I've been looking for a Bible for my son to use as he is reading through the Bible this coming year. So I picked up the NIV Teen Study Bible.


Written in the popular New International Version, this Bible contains the following features:
  • "We Believe" unpacks the Apostles' Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith
  • Topical indexes help with in-depth Bible study
  • Book introductions provide an overview for each book of the Bible
  • Bible promises highlight Bible verses worth remembering
  • Q and As test Bible knowledge
  • 4 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
  • Complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
There is a great guide in the front that explains some of these features and how to use them. The introduction to each book gives an overview of that book and some themes found throughout the book. "Instant Access" sections throughout the Bible give application points. A "Dear Jordan" section offers Biblical advice in an advice column style. A "Study Helps" section at the back of the Bible gives an explanation of Biblical weights and measures, suggested reading plans, an alphabetical index of Bible truths, an alphabetical index of subjects related to teen life, and a section of Bible maps.

The Bible offers much to make it relevant to teens and their daily lives. The advice column, application points, and study helps will all appeal to teens as they read. The NIV translation is a good one for teens because it's known to be an accurate translation but is still simple to read. The variety of Bible reading plans in the back give options so that reading through the Bible becomes doable and not an overwhelming prospect.

I'm looking forward to having my son use this Bible to read through the Bible next year. I think it's relevant and applicable to him and will be a Bible that he can use easily.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this Bible from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.

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