If you read my blog, you know how much I love a study Bible! Seriously! I can't get enough! I love the notes and explanations in a study Bible. They really help you dig into the Word! So what could be a better gift for a teenager than a study Bible geared towards them! The NKJV Teen Study Bible is just that sort of Bible!
All of the study helps in this Bible are geared towards teens - their problems, their questions, and their life...
Panorama - Gives you the "big picture" of each book in a couple of sentences. A great way to help a teen really understand why that particular book is important.
To The Point - Gives biblical explanations and insight into pressing issues. Is Hell real? What is guilt? How do we "love one another"?
Dear Jordan - Gives biblical answers to tough teen questions. School shootings, forgiveness, suicidal thoughts, sexual abuse, tithing, witnessing and lots of other topics. Many of these topics are things most teens wouldn't feel comfortable asking someone about, so this Bible gives them a great place to start!
Instant Access - Takes a passage and makes it relevant to your teen today.
Q&A - Is like a great game of trivia. One page has a trivia question and the next page has the answer!
Bible Promises - Takes verses that should be memorized and puts them in these blue circles to make them easy to find and focus on!
Book Introductions - Gives you an overview of each book. It gives you a "Good Advice" section with great pieces of scriptural advice from that book. There's a small "preview" that gives you a little insight into the book. And (my personal favorite) there's a section that gives you a little historical context for what was happening around the world while the events of that book were taking place. For example, during the years the proverbs were being collected, the Iliad and Odyssey were written down.
If you're looking for an easy-to-understand Bible with lots of study helps geared towards your teen, this is it!
I received a copy of this Bible, free of charge, from Zondervan, in exchange for my honest review.