Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review: NIV Rock Solid Study Bible for Teens

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card is:

Zondervan; Special edition (August 21, 2012)

***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.***

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:


This all-new, full-featured NIV Bible is great for teens looking to grow their faith, increase meaning in their lives, and find hope for their future. The Rock Solid Bible for Teens is a timely guide for teens grappling with big questions about the world, their future, and their faith. Featuring the complete New International Version text, apologetics helps, hundreds of call-outs, and concrete promises for the future, the Rock Solid Bible provides firm traction for the development of beliefs and behavior rooted in the unchanging love, guidance, and promises of God.



Product Details:
List Price: $29.99

Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 1664 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (August 21, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310723302
ISBN-13: 978-0310723301

My Review: The NIV Rock Solid Study Bible for Teens has features which include the following (taken from back cover):

Rock Solid TRUTHS: Examines Christian beliefs and explorations of other religions
Rock Solid PRINCIPLES: Applies the Bible to daily decisions and challenlges
Rock Solid PROMISES: Calls out what is (and is not) promised in the Bible
Rock Solid PLANS: Explores God's plan and will for your life
Unshaken PEOPLE: Provide scriptural examples of overcoming difficulties
Unshaken GOD: Points out God's unyielding attributes

The features can help make reading/studying the Bible more interesting. From what I have read so far, those who wrote the features know what they are talking about and are pretty "rock solid" themselves. My favorite feature is probably Rock Solid Principles because it applies the Bible to real-life situations (using fictional people).


AND NOW...A SAMPLE (CLICK ON IMAGES TO SEE LARGER):






Chapter will be placed up here soon.