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Book Review: NIV Bible for Teen Guys

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The NIV Bible for Teen Guys, designed specifically for guys ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage guys with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen guys grow in their faith. The NIV Bible for Teen Guys is as serious about your walk with God as you are, helping you discover his will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, girls, and so much more.

Features include:

Daily readings for teen guys by popular Christian male authors (Mark Batterson, Kyle Idleman, Mark Hall, Max Lucado, and more) Character profiles of men in the Bible Book introductions for each book of the Bible Highlighted promises of God: verses worth remembering A concordance for help in finding verses The complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible

I have a Life Application Study Bible that I love. When I picked up this study Bible, I was slightly disappointed not to see the commentary on every page. But that is my own fault for not understanding the differences in study Bibles. So what merits does the NIV Bible for Teen Guys have to offer? 

There is a book introduction at the start of each of the Bible books. It’s short and not exhaustive but still helpful for young men learning the ropes and setting.
They also offer up character profiles of various men found in the Bible. These pages are sprinkled throughout the book where the men appear in Scripture.
Then there are devotionals sprinkled throughout the book that were written by men and encourage teens to dig further into the passages as well as how to apply the teaching to their lives. I really liked these pages. There aren’t enough of them to read every day for a year. But they will enlighten the young men as they study. There are approximately 175 devotionals.
They boast of the highlighted promises of God but the highlighting isn’t easy to spot at a glance.
But they do offer some of the standards we come to expect to find at the back of the Bible such as a Table of weights and measures, Topical Index, and Concordance.

The hardback version I had reviewed is sturdy, but I understand that there are other options available including kindle and audio versions. The pages aren’t so see through that you can’t read it. I found the font and the black, grays, and yellow throughout the Bible easy to read and charmingly masculine.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving the NIV Bible for Teen Guys 5 stars and recommending it to anyone who enjoys the NIV version for the young men in their life.

~ I received a free copy from Book Look Bloggers. I was not compensated for my review or required to give a favorable one. All thoughts are my own.

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