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Review of the NIV Revolution Bible

NIV Revolution Bible

By Livingstone

Explore what it means to live a revolutionary life for God with the help of the NIV Revolution Bible. Packed with challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about today’s contemporary cultural issues, this best-selling Bible empowers young men ages 13-18 to ask big questions, discover fresh perspectives and impact others while living their faith on the edge.

Teens will discover how to impact a broken and diverse world with fresh perspectives on a variety of faith-related issues. Their life, their relationships, their community: it’s all a big deal, and it takes a big, God-filled heart to make a difference. A revolution of the heart isn’t about how popular or tough they are. It’s about what God can do in them and through them. This newly updated edition uses the accurate, readable, and clear NIV translation and includes features strategically designed to empower teen guys in their quest for truth.


 

This is a study Bible geared specifically for guys. It says teen guys, but I think it could include preteen up through young adult. The bible includes the following special features:

  • Be the change: small boxes with short comments or questions to help aid in better understanding of the reading. Some areas may be hard to understand or see how they might apply to everyday life. These short bits help find new ways to look at even the familiar verses.
  • Live the revolution: this section encourages the reader to be change where others might not be. One particular one I was happy to find was on the value of women. I’d just spoke with my son about that, knowing it will become a hot topic in middle school.

    LIVE THE REVOLUTION

  • God calling notes: gives pieces of advice, comfort and assurance using God’s word as if a letter directly to the reader.
  • Battle Lines: questions we might ask ourselves that relate to life and whatever we might struggle with. For example, “why is gossip so bad”, “how many changes does God give you before He stops forgiving you”, “how are you supposed to live with siblings who constantly get on your nerves”. That last one would be applicable to my son right now, and he isn’t even a teenager yet!

    BATTLE LINES

  • Match-ups: this page compares the good guys with the bag guys in the Bible. It helps the reader learn about key players in the Bible and valuable tips on how to deal with conflict.

    MATCH-UP

  • Reading plans: in the back of the Bible are some suggested reading plans to choose from. The Bible can be overwhelming. Having a plan to break up the reading is extremely helpful.

    READING PLANS

This version is NIV, New International Version. It’s one of the more standard versions used that’s fairly easy to read and understand.

I always appreciate a Bible that’s hardcover. This one is hardbound and also includes a dust jacket. As with other Bibles I’ve reviewed, this one is easy to navigate, with a table of contents at the beginning and subject index at the end. Each book of the Bible is separated by a title page. And throughout the Bible the pages include the special content listed above, that gives the eye a place to rest and the mind some food for thought while reading. I’ve always wondered if, while reading, how much will we retain? Having the reinforcement of “be the change”, “live the revolution” or “God calling” helps to sink in the point. The study tools are helpful and applicable to issues boys may face today. This Bible is durable and should, with a good carrier, hold up for most boys. No doubt they’ll ditch the dust jacket, but really that isn’t necessary. For me, hardcover is the most important physical aspect of the binding. I like the print, though it does seem a bit small and thin. It’s not the font I’d have gone with, but it works. I’d definitely recommend this Bible to family and friends with boys heading into middle school, high school and college.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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