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So we’re pretty much what you would call “Bible Freaks” in this house. We have a LOT of Bibles, yet we keep adding to the collection. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though, do you? (When I find us getting too many, I take a donation pile to my pastor, to be dispersed to kids who don’t have Bibles; so we do share.) I just love Bibles, and the rest of my family seems to as well. I like having different translations to compare.
The most recent Bible to enter our home is the NIV Bible for Teen Girls. I am loving this Bible and would like to tell you about it.
About the Bible
Today’s teen girl needs reassurance that no issue is too big for God. The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 18, will do just that. This Bible is packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussions about the realities of life. This Bible is designed to help teen girls grow in faith, hope, and love. It is as sincere about a teen girl’s walk with God as they are, helping them discover his will for all areas of their life, including relating to their family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.
- DAILY READINGS by popular Christian female authors including Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer), Annie Downs, Christine Caine, Nicole Weider, Elsa Kok Colopy, Crystal Kirgiss, Bekah Hamrick Martin, Denise Van Eck, and more
- CHARACTER PROFILES of women in the Bible
- BOOK INTRODUCTIONS for each book of the Bible
- HIGHLIGHTED PROMISES OF GOD are verses worth remembering
- A CONCORDANCE for help in finding verses
- The bestselling NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) of the Bible
Heidi Says . . .
Do you see that cover?! When I pulled this Bible out of the package for the first time, I was immediately attracted to it. The colors are just perfect and the design – with those little birds at the top – well, I think it’s just adorable.
Then, you open the Bible and the features are so cool!
I really love the Daily Readings by popular Christian girls/ladies. They are so encouraging and seem to meet teen girls right where they are by focusing on topics that they are dealing with in everyday life. Just skimming through the Bible, I found readings on things like sex, friendship, self-centeredness, the end times, purity, and your daily Christian walk.
The character profiles on women in the Bible are really cool too. I love history and reading about people from the past, so this extra feature was really neat to me. For each women featured, it shares a verse about her, tells what her name means, gives the passages of Scripture where you can read more about her story, and then describes her in such a way that you can apply it to your daily lives.
Another feature that I find very important to have in any Bible is the introductions to each book of the Bible. In the NIV Bible for Teen Girls, these pages tell when the book takes place, lists famous names of people who are featured in the book (for example, for the book of Luke, this list includes Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, Jesus, the shepherds, Anna, Simeon, and Zacchaeus), shares a few “verses you might recognize,” and then tells what the book is about.
Throughout the Bible, there are verses highlighted in pink that are considered verses worth remembering. Many of these match up with the daily readings as well.
When I graduated from high school, I received a copy of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance from my church. To this day, I treasure that concordance and refer to it often. I love having a concordance in the back of my Bible also, because these serve as quick references when you’re away from home.
I grew up on the NIV and most of the verses that I’ve committed to memory over the years are from the NIV translation. For that reason, while I often find myself using the ESV these days, the NIV holds a very special place in my heart.
If you have a teen girl in your life, I would highly recommend checking out this Bible for her! I received the hardback version (described and pictured above), but this Bible is also available in pink or turquoise imitation leather (also very pretty!)
My teenager isn’t a very “girly girl” but I asked her to take a look at this Bible. Her first impression was also very positive. She said she really liked the layout and the features of it. Though it’s filled with lots of pink throughout, it didn’t seem to turn her off. In fact, when I went to write this review, I had to go in search of the Bible, and found her using it, on her bed, to complete her schoolwork. So, in other words, this Bible is pretty versatile and will please most teen girls, despite their tastes.
If you’d like to learn more about the NIV Bible for Teen Girls, please be sure to check out the official website (where you can order it also).
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