Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NIV Bible for Teen Girls {a #FlyBy review and giveaway}

I don't have a teen girl quite yet, but I am very interested in knowing what is out there.  My 9-year-old daughter is quite enamored with her tween girl Bible, and it seems like having a "girl" Bible is really pretty important to her.

Therefore, I said yes to doing this review.

Trina's interest in "girl" stuff may be a result of having four brothers.  Or it might just be one of those inherently girl things.  I'm not sure which.  But when having a Bible for girls means she is more likely to read it, as long as it isn't just a gimmicky thing, it gets my vote.

They describe it this way:
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 Downs, Christine Caine, Nicole Weider, Elsa Kok Colopy, Crystal Kirgiss, Bekah Hamrick Martin, Denise 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 thoughts:

This is a pretty basic Bible.  The cover isn't overly "girly" which is something I really like.  You get right into the Bible text without a big long how to use this Bible introduction or anything like that, which is nice.  As you go through the Bible text, you come across something every few pages.

There is an index at the back that lists all the Devotionals by topic and by page number, and I guesstimated that there are roughly 300 of those in total.  There are about 50 character profiles.  And obviously, there are 66 Book Introductions.  What that adds up to is that you can't go through too many pages without coming across one of these things.

The added material all seems solid (I didn't read them all though!) and interesting for a teen girl.  Some of the daily readings really do challenge you to think.  One by Bethany Hamilton in the middle somewhere talked about the obstacles that will come your way, and how your response to those challenges is important.  Your choices today impact what will happen down the road.

I enjoyed the character profiles too, which include some ladies you do not normally see profiled.  You know, women like Peter's wife.

I have a copy to give away!  US and Canada only, please.

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Unknown said...

I would love to have this bible for my kidlet.

Beth said...

My 11 year old daughter would love this bible. Thanks for the chance to win !

Unknown said...

What a neat opportunity! Thanks for the chance to win! This is going to make some special girl very happy!

Deborah Burt said...

We have 5 boys and 1 girl. My little girl is tough-as-nails but loves her pink frilly dresses :)
Thanks for doing the contest!