Thursday, October 29, 2015

NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growng in Hope.Faith.Love - #Review #Giveaway

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 DownsChristine Caine, Nicole WeiderElsa Kok ColopyCrystal KirgissBekah Hamrick MartinDenise 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



My first thought, even before I got the actual book was "How do you 'review' the Bible"?  Talk about intimidating!  And while normally, I would read a book cover to cover in preparation for a review, this book as over 1600 pages!  But then, a Bible is not meant to be read through once and put on the shelf to gather dust.

Of course, we're not really reviewing the Bible, but the particular set up and version, in other words, there are so many other versions and translations of the Bible out there, do we really need another?

To answer my own question, I wish this book had been available oh....a few decades ago.  

When I was twelve, and questioning my beliefs and thoughts and abilities, I was asked a question in Sunday School.  I knew the instructor expected me to respond with a quote from the church's beliefs.  At the time, I wasn't sure what I believed and did not feel it would be right to say it if I didn't believe it.  The Sunday School teacher gave me a very public 'dressing down' and at that point I began to emotionally distance myself from the church.

I had been in the church nursery when I was 3 days old.  I was in Sunday School classes almost from the time I could talk and was looking forward to the time I could attend the regular service as an adult.  It would be 15 years before I returned to the fold.

So while I can identify with the angst of the teenage years, it is also true that the problems facing our young ladies today are different from the ones I faced growing up.  

Many times, reading the daily devotions brought a smile to my face.  Such as in "Running Ahead of God" (p20 - from Project Inspired by Nicole Weider), where the author talks about God's promise to Sarah (of bearing children) increasingly 'bogus' as the years went by.  I never thought to see the word 'bogus' in the Bible ... but it fits.

In my opinion, this edition of the Bible is a wonderful outreach for tween and teen girls, as they navigate the increasingly complex world on their way to adulthood.

God's promises to 'mankind' (which includes our young ladies) are highlighted for easy location and memorization.

Whether reading the text of the NIV version of the Bible, or one of the daily readings, or one of the character profiles, each trip into this book felt like a comforting blanket being wrapped around my shoulders - that's the space I am in at the moment.  Others may see it as 'donning the full armor of God', if bravery is their need.  There is something for everyone - no matter their age, gender, nationality, or even religion.

For the Christian family, it is hard to imagine a better physical gift to give a girl in or approaching her teenage years.  My copy is going to my daughter 'officially' on her 13th birthday next February.  When I told her I had requested a copy specifically because of her, she pointed out that she was not yet a teen.  But she's already facing some teen-sized issues and my prayer is that she will be able to use the NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Hope, Faith, Love to nourish her most important relationship - with God.



Zondervan Publishing and FLYBY Promotions have graciously offered to provide one copy of the NIV Bible for Teen Girls:  Growing in Hope.Faith.Love for a giveaway!  Please leave a comment about the person for whom you would like to win (and it's totally ok if it's you)!

I will pick one commenter by random draw to receive a print copy!

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  1. Thanks for this treasure of a giveaway which would be for a good friend. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Thanks for stopping by, traveler! Good luck with the giveaway!

  2. I would love to win this because well, I'm a teenage girl and I am always looking out for devotional guides to help me through my journey. I really like the sound of this one, and the bible I use is NIV.

  3. I would give this to my neighbor who is in 9th grade and just got saved so she could have a Bible she understands.