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Book Review: The Teen Study Bible NKJV


The Teen Study Bible NKJV, Hardback edition, Zondervan. 2015, (1626 pages). Book Review I do not own a single Teen Study Bible. Usually I find them simplistic and the market is filled with NIV translations. This one caught my eye as it is a New King James Version of the bestselling teen study Bible published by Zondervan. The NKJV is a trusted, word-for-word translation and as a parent, I would willingly give one to my teenagers. The one I am reviewing is a hard cover edition printed in color. It is a very handy size of 5.5”x8.5” x 1.75” to fit most teens hands. The cover is “splashy” in design and the back of the Bible says; “This Bible keeps up with you, to help you keep up with God.” As the title says, this is a study Bible dedicated to teenagers, incorporating helps that speak their language and age group. It is packed with many great features as outlined on the back: Features Include: • We Believe—Unpacks the Apostles’ Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith • Panorama—Keeps the big picture of each book of the Bible in view • 4 full-color pages—Presentation page and information about the Apostles’ Creed • Key indexes—Helps with in-depth Bible Study • To the Point—Reveals what the Bible says about pressing issues • Dear Jordan—Offers biblical advice for teens • Instant Access—Tells what God says to you personally • Q&A—Tests your knowledge of Bible trivia • Bible Promises—Highlights Bible verses worth remembering • Book Introductions—Provides and overview for each book of the Bible • 8 page, full-color map section • Complete text of the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible In my opinion, there is a heavy dose of the Apostles Creed. The opening pages lists the Apostles Creed and its history. Throughout the Bible there are references to the Apostles Creed titled “We Believe.” There is a very good explanation of how to use the Bible that any teen could comprehend. These are found throughout the Bible, using a “blue” print to identify the reader of the help. My biggest surprise of this Bible was the inclusion of the “Preface to the NKJV.” For those teens wanting to know how this version came into being, this is a gold mine. It is written with great detail but is very easy to read and understand. Well done! In my opinion, the “Teen Study Bible, NKJV”, is a very valuable resource for the teens of today to help keep them in the Word of God. I believe the editors and publisher are successful in their design. The format of the Bible is “paragraph” style as many of the newer Bibles today are going. It keeps the flow of the verses in a readable format. The type is small, but readable. This study Bible will answer many of the questions concerning, backgrounds, personal biographies, comparisons and references. My further review: First of all, the translation used is the New King James Version which is a trusted, word-for-word translation. It has the beauty of the KJV without the “thee’s” and “thou’s” that are antiquated from the 1600’s. Of course that is an over simplification of the differences, but you get the idea. There are very simple, yet well written introductions to each book of the Bible. It is the 30,000 foot view of the book, which is perfect for the “get it, got it, good” crowd. The Bible has 8 pages of full color maps. My overall opinion is that I would gladly endorse the “Teen Study Bible, NKJV” by zondervan to any teen. I would also recommend this Bible to new believers of any age without hesitation, if they are looking for a NKJV. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being highly recommended, I would give this Bible a rating: of 4+ BoLin949 Disclosure. I am a blogger for BookLook Bloggers and received this Book free from Zondervan and BookLook Bloggers Review Program. My receipt of this book was in order to review the product. I am not required to give a positive review, only my personal opinion. All opinions are mine.

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