Teen Study Bible
First published in 1993 by Zondervan Publishing House, the Teen Study Bible supplements the New International Version text with in-text notes and other features by Larry and Sue Richards.
Its many features include book introductions intended to connect the book to the life of a teenager, and sections entitled:
- Direct Line, which is concerned with the struggles teens face;
- Dear Sam, an advice column sprinkled throughout the text;
- Quizzer, which offers Bible trivia questions;
- Bible Promises, offering insight into the promises of the Bible; and
- Jericho Joe, a cartoon character who adds a bit of humor to the study of the Bible.
A reading plan and subject index are appended to the text.
The Teen Study Bible is an attractive Study Bible which appeals to teens. The clear separation of supplementary notes from the Bible text is an advantage over the Student's Life Application Bible.
I bought a leather edition of the Teen Study Bible for my 12 year-old nephew, who came to live with us last January. At the same time, I presented him with another teen Bible in the New Century Version, which I particularly liked. To my surprise, he actually uses both of them, but I see him with the Teen Study Bible more often than the other. He likes nice things, and it might be the leather cover that put it over the top.