True Images – The Bible for Teen Girls

Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

For 15 years, the best-selling NIV True images Bible for Teen Girls has been a trusted resource guiding teen girls ages 13-18 towards a closer relationship with God. Updated for this generation, this new edition is packed with tools and insight to help teens navigate today’s contemporary cultural issues with confidence, love, and grace.

Facing today’s contemporary issues can be difficult, but the NIV True Images Bible gives teen girls a fresh perspective on faith-related issues and provides tools to navigate a complex world. They will ask the big questions, take valuable lessons to heart, and help others do the same.

Beautifully designed from the inside out, this Bible is filled with challenging insights, honest advice, and personal notes helping teen girls build a closer relationship with God as they set out on a personal journey of their world. Following Jesus isn’t unfashionable or illusive. It’s an authentic way of life!

This newly updated edition uses the accurate, readable, and clear NIV translation and includes features strategically designed to empower teen girls in their quest for truth.

Book Review

I love the Bible, and I mean it.  I really love the Bible.  Therefore, it is my favorite book to review.  Whenever I have a chance to get my hands on a Bible, I will take it.  This time, however, I am extremely disappointed by the edition of the Bible I get to review.  Now, I will start this review by stating that not everyone will share my point of view, but this is my opinion.

This is a NIV Bible designed for teenage girls.  That covers every girl from age 13 and up.  That’s a tender age for a girl that may have been raised in church, and I found some of the extra material in this book to be inappropriate for that audience.

For example, they have some snapshots of women in the Bible.  One of the women in the Bible is Tamar, and in that description it talks about the heartbreak of being raped.  I’m sorry, that’s not a heartbreak, that’s a crime.  It should also not be considered an expectation for childhood.  It’s certainly not what I want my daughter expecting.

There are also pages that give guidance on relationships, etc, in the magazine quiz format.  One of them gives suggestions on having a healthy relationship with your parents.  It’s childish, uninformative, not scripture-based, and undermines the authority of the parents.  Parents should trust their parents.  They should respect their parents.  They also shouldn’t be learning glib cultural perspectives about their parents within their Bible.  God’s plan for parents and their children is one of beauty, and this undermines that plan.

This is not a Bible we would purchase for our daughter, any young woman in our family, or any teenage girl in our church.

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