Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - Rock Solid Faith Study Bible: A Review

Teens recently surveyed, who were considered “cream of the crop” youth group members, doubt the Bible. The alarm bells are ringing. Youth Pastors and parents are concerned.
  • A recent survey reported in Biola Magazine revealed that “70 percent of teens surveyed expressed persistent, measurable doubts that what the Bible says about Jesus is true.”
  • Youth expert, Mike Nappa, in his extensive survey confirms that 67 percent of teens say they seldom read their Bibles.
Now, the task of parents, youth pastors, and Bible teachers is to help teens grow in their confidence that the Scriptures are trustworthy and give teens solid truths on which to build their faith and confidence in God’s Word. To address these vital spiritual issues for teens, support adults working with youth and to provide a stable foundation for teens’ beliefs, Zondervan has created theRock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens. This innovative edition of the New International Version helps teens face their lack of confidence in Scripture squarely and build a steadfast basis for their faith in God and Jesus. With the Rock Solid Faith Study Bible,teens can discover constant and concrete truths rooted in the unchanging love, guidance, and promises of God.

Sol Rexius, spokesman for the Rock Solid Bible and creator ofUnshakable Truths, the popular Rock Solid Bible video, states, “In this ever-changing world, you can trust God’s never-changing Word. This Bible will prove to be a timely and timeless resource for teens. It would definitely be on my ‘what I wish I’d had when I was a teen’ list. It offers trustworthy translation, artistic design, simple layout, practical features and rock solid truth!”

This all-new Bible features the complete NIV text, as well as other insightful and informative inserts:
  • Rock Solid Truths that examine Christian beliefs and explorations of other religions;
  • Rock Solid Principles that apply the Bible to relationships, sex, money, and more;
  • Rock Solid Promises that call out what is (and is not) promised in the Scriptures;
  • Rock Solid Plans that explore God’s plan for daily life;
  • Unshaken People that provide scriptural examples of overcoming challenges; and
  • Unshaken God that points out God’s amazing and unyielding attributes.
In addition, readers will find reading plans, eight pages of full-color maps, Bible book introductions and many other insightful features to help teens grapple with their big questions about the world, their futures and their faith. Annette Bourland, SVP of Zondervan Book Publishing comments, “It’s our hope that the Rock Solid Faith Study Bible will help teens grow their faith, find deeper meaning for their lives and have hope in their futures. It’s a timely guide for teens that are grappling every day with big questions about the world, what the future holds and their faith in God. We believe this Bible is an excellent tool and companion to help them find the answers they need to mature into rock solid Christian adults.”

My Review:

The Rock Solid Faith Study Bible is a must-have this Christmas for any teen in your life, as well as it would be great for youth leaders, youth Pastors and even adults who work with youth in a ministry setting.

The Bible is in the easy-to-read, with larger fonts used and written in easy to understand NIV translation, a perfect one for teens, while giving them many tools that will help to deepen their faith in, and relationship with, God.

 In my opinion its a great Bible to get teens (and older pre-teens) on the path of deep study of God's word. A discipline that is not a bad thing to learn while young. The Rock Solid Faith Study Bible is very well organized as far as the tools, with a reading plan, full color maps and six indexes for easy access to all the principles found through the books of the Bible. It is a big Bible, so better for at-home use versus carrying around in a backpack, etc but still a fantastic one for teens!

I highly recommend the Rock Solid Faith Study Bible and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase the Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens at your favorite bookseller from Zondervan Books

***I received a complimentary copy of this Bible, courtesy of The B and B Media Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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