Lovely Bible. The cover is very beautiful. It lays flat which is good for studying. The print could be a bit bigger. The only real issue I have is, it doesn't have red letters to show Jesus' exact words. That would make it an almost perfect BIble to me since I am planning to give this to a teen as a gift.
The NIV Teen Study Bible, published by Zondervan, is designed to assist teen readers in their relationships with God. Larry and Sue Richards have written the many features included to assist toward this goal.
This Bible is presented in the complete NIV text. Each book begins with a book introduction including "headlines" that outline key events and a "news ticker" that details world events happening when each book was written. Other features included in this Bible are "Panorama," "To the Point," "Dear Jordan," "Instant Access," "Bible Promises," and "Questions & Answers." There is a guide in the back that explains how to read the Bible in one or two years.
Overerall, I liked this Bible. I would have liked to see it in a red letter edition, and the print is presented in a very small font. Also, the "Dear Jordan" section gives a few controversial answers on topics such as the role of women in the church. However, this would be a great Bible for someone just beginning to delve into God's Word.
I received this Bible free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive 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.