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The NIV Bible for Teen Guys is a fantastic comprehensive and well-designed volume.
Hardbound it is sturdy and rugged, it can easily handle the wear it could expect from this age group. The cover is not overly flashy or fashionable making it acceptable for many tastes and styles. My son was just fine with this copy of the Bible, some of the others I have presented him have been left under the bed or in other obscure places due to his personal preferences.
Another aspect I found different about this edition is that it contains daily readings from modern well known, trusted men of faith.
Having men who teens can look up to can change a young man's life, particularly for those boys who don't have strong male influences in their lives.
The daily readings are manageable in length but are packed with power. I found myself so encouraged by them and in turn, was excited to move onto the scripture with new vigor. I have so enjoyed reviewing this edition!
This Bible is easy to read with just the right sized font, and it is very well laid out, and easy to maneuver. Some of the highlights you can expect are:
-Daily readings. Your child will enjoy reading this section which boasts great wisdom from famous Christian authors.
-Character profiles, learning about the men of the Bible, what better way to give our boys a brief outline of the men in the Bible?
-Book introductions, which if you have a minimalist like mine are uber handy. These quick little summaries give a snapshot of the time period, who is involved, recognizable verses and what you will expect to read about.
- Highlighted promises of God. It is my hope that my children can hide the word of God in their hearts. I'm glad this is added to this edition. It is easy to find God's promised as they are highlighted yellow throughout the text. I wish my Bible had this feature!
"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
All in all, this is a fantastic complete text of the popular NIV version of the Bible. I feel comfortable recommending this Bible for any teen in your life.
This Bible was given to me free of charge in return for my honest review from Book Look Bloggers. Thank you so much Book Look!
Sunday, 25 December 2016
From the Back:My Reflections:
Nancy Mehl pens another fast and furious romantic suspense with her newest novel, Fatal Frost. Join Mercy Brennan, strong-willed and tenacious U.S. Deputy. Her mission is to fight against crime in St. Louis, where criminals are abundant, and gangs and drugs are winning the battle of good and evil.
Mercy tries to live on the fringes, she is a self-proclaimed loner, even in her closest relationships we see this bent towards extreme independence and self-preservation. Mercy always has an agenda and is super keen on keeping her life organized and streamlined, these skills along with her tough as nails attitude keep her going as she faces the worst criminals in the city of St. Louis.
We soon find that Mercy has some serious hurdles to overcome, mainly with her anger and resentment regarding her father, Nick. There are always two sides to every story, and this one is no exception. Nancy Mehl is so talented at penning her characters so that they are real to life and have a commanding presence in her novels. I felt very connected and was so disappointed when the story came to a close.
Another characteristic I love about this author is her ability to keep her readers entertained and have descriptive statistics and scenarios throughout the novels. This makes the reader really feel immersed in another life and diverse professions. I will never be a U.S. Deputy but was able to experience the thrills, danger and high throttle adrenaline these professionals face on a daily basis. Makes my dull farm existence seem a little less dreary!
If you are looking for a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and entertained this Christmas season, I would highly recommend Fatal Frost. Although you may want to pick up another good book as well as this one will most likely be completed sooner than you anticipate.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc