It’s been awhile since I’ve written a book review! I had the opportunity to read through this NIV Teen Study Bible, thanks to BookLook Bloggers who sent me a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Overall, this is a good general reading teen bible that I personally believe is best suited for an older teen audience or for those children who are exposed to (or curious about) more mature themes.
The bible contains several useful and practical sections including:
“Panorama” – reminds teens of the main theme of each book.
“To the Point” – explains a passage with a contemporary example to illustrate the point.
“Dear Jordan” – an advice column for teen issues.
“Instant Access” – offers what God might say when a teen asks, “What do I do?”.
“Bible Promises” – highlights select verses in a circle. “Q&A” – tests the teens’ knowledge of the bible.
This bible opens with the Apostles’ Creed and offers nice introductions to all books. In summary, it’s a non-gender specific bible that both teen boys and teen girls would appreciate. That said, my 15-year old daughter who had been searching for a new bible decided that the NIV Teen Bible wasn’t for her. She opted to get a young women’s bible that was brighter, more “girly”, and contained less mature content. My 17 1/2 year old son on the other hand wouldn’t have had a problem with the content contained in The NIV Teen Bible.