I admit that I have a slight obsession with Bibles. There is just something that draws me to them, and so yes, you will find many in our home. All very different. Some belong to specific members of our household, some we have used for a specific years' family devotions, some hard back, some soft, some study Bibles, and some devotional based. And many translations so we can cross reference. Each one I treasure for a one or more reason.
And now I am adding one more to our stack as a favorite! I have recently been able to review The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, published by Zondervan, and been super pleased with it. This 1,615 page, hard bound Bible was designed for girls ages 13-18, encouraging them to grow in Faith, Hope and Love.
Daily Readings- These are labeled Growing in Faith , Hope and Love and are mini devotions authored by by women like Bethany Hamilton, Annie Downs and Nicole Weider. Each starts with a scripture to read. They are short and to the point for quick reading, but filled with words of wisdom on subjects relevant to our young women today, such as family, friends and work.
Character Profiles- These are, of course, on women of the Bible. Each profile begins with a scripture and then tells what the woman's name means and where in scripture you can find her story, This is followed by a short devotional type paragraph or so about each specific woman.
Book Introductions- Each of the 66 books in the Bible are introduced with When Did This Happen?, Who Is In This Book?, Verses You Might Recognize and then What's It About?
Highlighted Promises of God- This is one of my favorite features! Throughout the NIV Bible for Teen Girls are highlighted passages in pink that point your teen to God's many promises. I cannot think of a better thing to draw their attention to. How amazing it is that a young girl can flip through a Bible and see page after page of promises made to HER by God!
Yes, I believe that the word of God is more than enough for us to point our teens towards Him. But I also have two girls, one of whom is still a teen, and I know the struggles they have faced in those teens years. It is nice that they can have a place to go that not only points them to truth, but shows them how that truth is still relevant in their lives today. It is nice that teens can hear from others that have walked the same paths, and shared the same struggles, and have a beautiful testimony to share. In this world of hurt and confusion, I do not think we can ever run out of encouragement for our girls.
The NIV Bible for Teen Girls will provide just that encouragement.
May they know God and His love more every day.
FlyBy Promotions is graciously gifting one of our readers with a copy of The NIV Bible for Teen Girls. Just leave me a comment and tell me about a special young girl in your life you would like to gift this Bible to and a random winner will be chosen next Friday. Please make sure there is a way I can reach you if you win!